The Coaching Letter2023-03-17T11:54:04+00:00

The Coaching Letter

The Coaching Letter is written by Partners’ staff member Isobel Stevenson, who has extensive experience as both a leader and a coach. The Coaching Letter’s perspective is that leaders could be a bit more successful if they thought and acted more like coaches, and coaches could be a bit more successful if they thought and acted more like leaders.

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1206, 2024

Coaching Letter #199

June 12, 2024|

June 11, 2024 My BFF Ann O’Doherty reading Chapter 7 of Equitable School Improvement   What Equitable School Improvement says about data... Hello, how are you, thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter. You rock. If you are in the United States, you are just finishing up the school year, which I know is an incredibly hectic and tiring time. Good luck! And quick bit of advertising: if you are in Connecticut, or close by, we hope you will
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2805, 2024

Coaching Letter #198

May 28, 2024|

May 20, 2024   On understanding before opining Hello, I hope this finds you well. I’m tired and busy and excited about lots of things and looking forward to others and happy about the way lots of projects are going and super worried about a couple. So all is normal. This Coaching Letter is about Building Thinking Classrooms (BTC), but it’s also about other things as well, particularly the theory and research underlying instructional approaches.  But if you’re not au
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2904, 2024

Coaching Letter #197

April 29, 2024|

April 29, 2024 Too hard to explain, you’ll just have to keep reading… A true story about how your mind has a sense of humor you don't even know about Hello, how are you, and thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter. You rock. This letter is very brief, because I am a bit swamped with work at the moment so I’m stealing a few minutes in a Panera in Waterbury before I have to leave for my next
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2904, 2024

Coaching Letter #196

April 29, 2024|

April 10, 2024   Carl Hendrick giving the keynote at ResearchED Greenwich On the role of research in instruction Hello, how are you, and thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter! I’m so glad you do. Here in Connecticut we are still waiting for spring to arrive; much of the state got a few inches of rain last week although it was warmer today and almost felt like spring… This Coaching Letter is my reflection on the ResearchED conference
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104, 2024

Coaching Letter #195

April 1, 2024|

March 29, 2024   Me wearing my favorite shirt. Just kidding. First look at the new book. Friends, thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter. You rock. It has been a very busy few weeks. I just got back from the Carnegie Summit in San Diego, where I and my colleagues facilitated a one day workshop on Coaching for Continuous Improvement at the beginning of the Summit, and a Huddle at the end (which is improvement science speak for
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603, 2024

Coaching Letter #194

March 6, 2024|

March 3, 2024 On several topics, including a humble tribute to Mark Hello, I hope you are well. Thank you for reading the Coaching Letter, you rock. I try to write a Coaching Letter twice a month, but frequently there is so much going on that I find it difficult to focus on just one thing, so this one is just what’s on my mind lately. My friend Mark Rabinowitz died last week, so he has been occupying my thoughts.
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