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Coaching Letter #51

Hi, I hope you’re doing well and that school is off to a good start for you.  I know that where I am the weather has been ridiculous, and we can only hope that the worst is over.  We drove through a spectacular rainstorm this evening, and had to move a tree limb from [...]

2018-10-04T17:00:00+00:00September 6th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #50

Most of the people receiving this email have either just opened school for the new school year, or are just about to.  For those of you not in the state, we are under a heat advisory here in Connecticut, and with many classrooms without air conditioning, many schools, including my kids’ school, released early [...]

2018-10-04T17:00:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #49

Good evening.  In Connecticut, the weather is wonderful, and I am grateful. All roads seem to lead to Jordan Peterson lately—in addition to everything that keeps cropping up on the internet, when I was in Baltimore recently, his talk was being advertised at a downtown theater, so I got tickets to hear the same [...]

2018-10-04T17:01:01+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #48

Greetings.  About 100 people have been added to the Coaching Letter since school let out.  It’s pretty amazing to me that several hundred people are now on the distribution list, given that I started sending it out at the beginning of last school year to the small number of principals in Hartford whom I [...]

2018-10-04T17:01:25+00:00August 17th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #47

Good evening, I hope you’re doing well and that the weather is treating you kindly, wherever you are. A couple of colleagues asked me for some resources on a variety of topics, including supporting others through change.  I have read a lot of articles on this topic, but I don’t like many of them, [...]

2018-10-04T17:02:10+00:00August 9th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #46

Hi, I hope you are doing well.  Before you read any further, take the attached self-assessment.  It will only take 5 minutes. I just spent the weekend in Baltimore with my kids.  We ate at Lexington Market, watched the buskers and the boats at the Inner Harbor, and saw the Orioles beat the Rays [...]

2018-10-04T17:05:38+00:00July 31st, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #45

There’s a new documentary released around now called Far from the Tree.  It is the film version of Andrew Solomon’s book of the same name, but the stories—case studies, really—are different, or told at a different time in the family’s life.  The book and the film are the product of deep and intense research [...]

2018-10-04T17:06:02+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #44

I wrote before about being hired by the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) to design and facilitate their strategic planning process.  We are not done with the assignment, but since so many of you are thinking about planning for next year, I wanted to share some thoughts.  Just to recap, they asked [...]

2018-10-04T17:07:52+00:00July 13th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #43

I was listening to a podcast called Malcolm Gladwell’s 12 Rules for Life, which, in true Gladwellian style, comes at its topic in a truly oblique fashion, and I’m still not really sure what it’s about.  Gladwell starts by framing his talk with reference to Jordan Peterson’s book, 12 Rules for Life.  I’m not [...]

2018-10-04T17:11:14+00:00July 9th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter Book Club

June is my favorite month.  6 on a Friday evening and it looks like there are hours of daylight left.  Idyllic. It occurred to me that there probably should have been norms for the book club at the outset.  But I am happy to admit that I am a neophyte at this, so I [...]

2018-10-04T17:12:28+00:00June 29th, 2018|Stevenson Coaching Letter|