Coaching Letter #148

Hello, I hope you are doing well. Today was a big day for two reasons. One, it looks like England is dropping the quarantine requirements for international travelers from “amber” countries, which means that I’ll be able to visit my sister and father next month. Two, it was the first day of HQI Live! [...]

2021-07-08T10:18:21-04:00July 8th, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #147

Hello, I hope this finds you well. If there is your first issue of The Coaching Letter, welcome. You can find all previous issues here. I am currently in Seattle, where it is pleasantly cool—but it wasn’t earlier in the week, when it was in high 90s and low 100s. That wasn’t the plan [...]

2021-06-30T21:49:43-04:00June 30th, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #146

Good evening, I hope this finds you well. Only a few days left in this school year, so congratulations on making it through the most challenging school year ever! Now you know you can do ANYTHING! I wrote in the last Coaching Letter about some of the work I’ve been doing to prepare for [...]

2021-06-29T09:44:32-04:00June 29th, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #145

Hi, I hope you’re doing well. A number of Coaching Letter readers live outside the US, but here in the USA it’s Memorial Day, when we remember those who have died in service to the Nation. Amen. And I know how this makes me sound, but I’m really glad it’s been a cold and [...]

2021-07-07T16:39:45-04:00May 31st, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #144

Happy Mother’s Day to those of you who celebrate it. It’s an odd holiday; as I learned from Wikepedia this morning, the woman who campaigned for Mother’s Day to become a national holiday, Anna Jarvis, was later appalled at how commercial it became, and campaigned to have it de-recognized. Plus it’s complicated for other [...]

2021-05-10T07:18:23-04:00May 10th, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #143

Hello, I hope this finds you well. This Coaching Letter is about Acceleration, with a capital A, which has taken on much greater significance since we (the Center) started advocating that districts adopt a particular approach to schooling that encompassed prioritized content, challenging and scaffolded tasks, formative assessment, and self-efficacy. This Coaching Letter is [...]

2021-04-23T16:05:10-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #142

Hi, I hope you’re doing well. Richard and I had an article published in the Kappan this month and Josh Starr took that opportunity to advertise the Coaching Letter; and I also had an article published in ASCD Express; and I think many of you took the suggestion in the last Coaching Letter to pass on the link to [...]

2021-04-22T09:22:14-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #141

Hello, I hope this finds you well. It is cold, dull and rainy where I am. I don’t know why I write about the weather so much; I guess it’s because where I come from, the weather is an endless source of fascination. When I call my dad, I can rely on giving and [...]

2021-03-29T09:19:16-04:00March 29th, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #140

We are three fourths of the way through the second Acceleration Workshop; Session 3, for which there were around 450 people registered, was on Tuesday. Our work on Acceleration has certainly garnered a lot of attention—in the last couple of weeks, we have been asked to present to several different groups, including superintendents, professional organizations, [...]

2021-03-22T09:14:33-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #139

Friends, I hope this finds you well. I am working to get ready for two workshops in March—Acceleration and Coaching for Equity—so I wanted to publish a Coaching Letter before March starts, because I’m not sure I will have time to write much during the next few weeks. I am both excited and daunted—hundreds of [...]

2021-03-05T09:35:14-05:00March 1st, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|
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