The Impact Cycle Webinar, Led by Michelle Harris

ICG has created a series of free webinars to help provide resources in the increasingly virtual world. Last week, we went through Ann Hoffman’s free webinar on Better Conversations, which discussed the beliefs and habits essential to having effective and meaningful...

Everything You’ve Heard About Checklists Is Wrong

Checklists can feel tedious and reductive, especially in a field like education, where the autonomy of the teacher is so important to success. Some argue that the art of teaching cannot be reduced to a simplistic 15-item checklist, or that telling teachers to use a...

Coaching for Engagement Is Just as Important as Coaching for Achievement

Understandably, many educators are focused on increasing student achievement. After all, teachers constantly strive to help students achieve their full potential. However, student engagement is just as essential as achievement, and it often has a tremendous impact on...

Seven Success Factors for Great Instructional Coaching

  Why are some instructional coaching programs more successful than others? Coaches and onsite professional developers often find themselves in high-stakes, critically important roles expected to lead school reform efforts with little or no professional...