Coaching Letter #66

Hi, I hope you’re well.  My dad was supposed to get here yesterday, but he missed his connection because his flight was late leaving Edinburgh, so he is stuck in Dublin for the weekend.  Aer Lingus doesn’t fly to Hartford every day.  So I find myself with a little more time on my hands [...]

2018-12-17T12:26:47+00:00December 16th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #65

Good evening!  I think a lot about what to write in these Coaching Letters, and I sometimes have whole sequences laid out.  You will not be surprised to know that these plans infrequently come to fruition.  This has been an intense week and I’m just on day four.  And it has been a great [...]

2018-12-14T09:12:00+00:00December 14th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Taking Instructional Improvement to Task (Part 1 of 2)

I live a privileged professional life. Each year, I am invited to visit dozens of school districts and spend time in hundreds of classrooms kneeling next to students aged 4 to 20.  Whether through the formal process of Instructional Rounds or more casually dropping into classrooms, I am typically working with teachers and administrators [...]

2018-12-20T12:18:40+00:00December 13th, 2018|Leadership at the Center|

Coaching Letter #64

Good evening, I hope you’re well. I got some feedback that Coaching Letter #60 before Thanksgiving was a little "preachy", so this is my attempt to make the same message more palatable.  Try reading this Harvard Business Review article by Mark Bonchek (and if you like it, you can click on his name to [...]

2018-12-06T13:49:18+00:00December 5th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|