The Radical Learners Blog

The Radical Learners blog features articles and interviews of people who:

  • believe we are here on earth to learn
  • use technology to learn, teach, & lead (and because it’s cool)
  • know that to teach without hope is to damage, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • don’t blame others but accept personal responsibility for whatever task they take on
  • infect everybody with their love of learning; most important, the children they teach

Blog Posts

The Coach’s Playlist: Questions

  The Coach’s Playlist is a one-minute read packed with quick and useful resources based on an essential element of effective coaching.   This week's topic: Questions The Idea: Never ask a question to get the answer you have already chosen.   Quotation:...

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An Interview with Parker Palmer

Each year at the Teaching Learning Coaching conference, The Instructional Coaching Group presents The Don Deshler Leadership Award to someone who has made a great impact on teaching and education. This award was created to honor Dr. Donald D. Deshler who directed more...

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The Coaching Institute

To be an effective instructional coach, one requires skills, knowledge, and a deep understanding of a coaching cycle process. A good coach needs to know how to gather data, how to implement teaching strategies, and how to build relationships through conversation. To...

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ICG Coaching Certification: Entry 1: The Impact Cycle

“Simplify, simply” —Henry David Thoreau   In this blog series, we describe the changes we have made to the ICG Coaching certification process. As part of streamlining our pilot certification process for instructional coaches (editing seven portfolio entries down...

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The Coach’s Playlist: Listening

  The Coach’s Playlist is a one-minute read packed with quick and useful resources based on an essential element of effective coaching.   This week’s topic: listening The Idea:  Listening is to coaching as skating is to hockey. Quotation:  “I believe we can...

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