Publications: Having Hard Conversations

Feedback: How Good Are You at Receiving It?

March 16, 2016

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published on Education Week’s opinion blog, Finding Common Ground.
I have spent much of my time as an […]

Who Me? A Softie?

January 1, 2016

When I was in 5th grade my mother was asked to share with the teacher my strengths and weaknesses. She wrote down that I […]

Word of the Day – Allocentric

December 1, 2015

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines allocentric as “having one’s interest and attention centered on other persons — (compare to egocentric)”. Important word for me these […]

Clarity First; Accountability Follows

August 26, 2014

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published on Education Week’s opinion blog, Finding Common Ground.
As the school year starts and everyone wants to […]

Coaching: The New Leadership Skill

October 1, 2011

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published as the ASCD’s October 2011 Educational Leadership journal.
Planning Productive Talk
Outcome maps enable coaches and supervisors to […]

Getting Unstuck: Using an Outcome Map for Effective Problem Solving

October 1, 2003

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published in the Utah Special Educator.
You know when something is wrong. You feel it. Your student isn’t […]

A New Way of Thinking: Beginning Teacher Coaching Through Garmston’s and Costa’s States of Mind

September 1, 2001

This post was originally written by Jennifer and published in the English Leadership Quarterly.
A couple of months ago I was having a difficult time seeing […]