Coaching Letter #99

Good morning! I find it interesting that the one thing I get asked about the most is adult learning. It is also the hardest thing for me to respond to, because the field is so vast and there are so many approaches. So tackling adult learning as a discrete topic in a Coaching Letter [...]

2019-10-29T08:47:30+00:00October 29th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #98

Today is Day One of the Center’s fourth annual Equity Institute, which I have written about (and tweeted about—check out #equitableclassrooms) before. Our approach to talking about equity is to use the power of story and the power of art to take people into a third space where it is possible to have deep [...]

2019-10-22T08:29:50+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #97

I hope you’re doing well. In my part of New England we are at the peak of fall, and it’s gorgeous outside. This Coaching Letter is about communication, because it’s been a theme in the work I’ve been doing with several districts lately. Leadership teams have a lot of figuring out to do, a [...]

2019-10-17T08:40:30+00:00October 17th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #96

This Coaching Letter is about framing. I’ve been doing a lot of dog-walking lately, so I’ve been listening to more podcasts. This morning it was #64 of The Knowledge Project, and Greg Walton was being interviewed. He is a Stanford psychologist; I know of his work, and think of it as being about small [...]

2019-10-09T08:51:39+00:00October 9th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #95

This Coaching Letter, like so many others, is about change. Nicholas Taleb is one of my favorite writers.  I don’t imagine I would find him easy to like--I can't think of anyone else so unabashedly arrogant-- but the ideas he writes about are always intriguing and sometimes a little overwhelming.  I think everyone should [...]

2019-10-02T10:14:45+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|