Coaching Letter #81

Good evening, I hope this finds you well. First, when we first announced that The Fearless Organization was our latest Reading for Leading book selection, we asked you to hold May 29 for a soirée. We shifted that date to June 4, because that evening the author, Amy Edmondson, can join us by video [...]

2019-05-09T09:23:28+00:00May 9th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #80

So much happens that I can’t write about it all. Sometimes I can’t even cover everything that happens in one day. Take the coaching workshop that Kerry and I hosted on Monday. We talked about coaching for equity, feedback, creating a shared understanding of high quality instruction, perceived self-efficacy… and those are only the [...]

2019-05-01T10:13:59+00:00May 1st, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #78

Last week was intense—partly because it was packed, and partly because several of the events packing it seemed very high stakes. So I’m going to talk about two of them and try to cleverly tie together big ideas about strategy, feedback, and failure as a rehearsal for success. I spent Thursday with the leadership [...]

2019-04-09T10:52:58+00:00April 9th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #77

Hi, I hope your week is off to a good start. I am writing this on Sunday afternoon at PAX East. Last year my kids wanted me to stick with them, but this year they don’t care, so I brought my computer and am enjoying watching the rain move over the Boston skyline and [...]

2019-04-01T09:08:31+00:00April 1st, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #76

Good afternoon, I hope you are well. I'm hoping to get this to you before you fade into the weekend… This issue of the Coaching Letter is really just an attempt to keep up with all the many interesting things have been happening in the world of education. The "buy your way into college" [...]

2019-03-25T09:11:23+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

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|

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|