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Coaching Letter #75

Good afternoon, I hope this finds you well. It has been a crazy couple of weeks for me, so I hope your life has been calmer than mine, but probably not. This Coaching Letter is about psychological safety, because it’s the subject of our latest Reading for Leading book selection, The Fearless Organization by Amy [...]

2019-03-15T09:24:00+00:00March 15th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Repeat After Me: Strategy Before Plan

As I write, policymakers and professional educators in CT are debating the opportunities and challenges of district consolidation.  At the federal level, we’ve just learned that the President has proposed a 10% reduction in Department of Education spending, an elimination of well-established funding streams (Titles II and IV), as well as a new set [...]

2019-03-12T16:14:13+00:00March 12th, 2019|Leadership at the Center|

Coaching Letter #74

Happy snow day! At least a foot at my house, took me 2 hours to dig out the driveway. Thank you for all the kind messages and emails about the publication of my Kappan article. If you haven't read it yet, here it is. Also, just a reminder that we are hosting a strategy [...]

2019-03-05T08:57:03+00:00March 4th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #73

Happy Presidents’ Day. I hope you’ve been able to disconnect from work today. This Coaching Letter is about lots of things, but mostly about the idea of "complicating the narrative".  And how that should impact our decision-making. I was a first-year principal when the Columbine shootings happened. I have written about this before, and [...]

2019-02-19T16:10:27+00:00February 18th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #72

Good evening, and I hope you had a relaxing weekend. I was asked to do some consulting for a public defender’s office in another state. They are working with new lawyers and training them to be public defenders, and wanted help making their training more in line with best practices in adult learning. This [...]

2019-02-11T06:07:19+00:00February 10th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Getting Micro: Leadership, Dialogue and Moments

Over the course of five hours, I had the opportunity to shadow a leader I have long admired.   I sat in this superintendent’s meetings, followed her as she strolled corridors, observed her conversations with educators, and listened to how she spoke with leadership teams.   It was mesmerizing.   While this leader has granted me permission [...]

2019-02-08T18:51:14+00:00February 8th, 2019|Leadership at the Center|

Coaching Letter #71

Good evening, I hope you’re doing well. The Super Bowl is on.  This year, like so many others, I ordered wings for the boys and put on the game. But for various reasons, I’m the only one in front of the TV right now, and without anyone to explain to me what’s going on, [...]

2019-02-04T09:47:50+00:00February 4th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #70

This week must win some prize for weirdest weather ever.  Beginning of the week my driveway was Greenland ice sheet, and today it was positively tropical outside—60 degrees warmer, windy, and bucketing down with rain.  Driving to Boston this morning was NO FUN. But I’m glad I did it—I’m writing this at the Nellie [...]

2019-01-25T08:51:14+00:00January 25th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|