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

Partnering, not Prodding: Autonomy and the New Teacher

  I trust the young. In a world that consistently criticizes the generations behind it, I believe that younger people have so much to offer in the hope that comes with new ideas and limitless possibility. The younger voices I value are not just those of students...

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Kathy Perret Shows Us How to be a Connected Educator

Kathy Perret began her career in coaching after 18 years as a teacher of 4th and 5th grade. She's always considered herself a connected educator, and from the beginning of her career she has found inventive ways to maintain a vibrant network of coaching and learning....

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Refining the Impact Cycle: The First Coaching Conversation

"Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." —African Proverb For coaching to succeed, it needs to get off on the right foot.  For that reason, we suggest that coaches have a short conversation with their collaborating teacher to ensure that both teacher...

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How to Reboot Your Coaching Approach

For any number of reasons, you may be thinking it is time to reboot the way you are coaching. Maybe you have made some miscalculations about how to approach people – you don't feel certain relationships are where they need to be, and you want to see if your approach...

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Recent Articles About Coaching

Over the past two years, we’ve released a number of articles about various aspects of instructional coaching. This column offers links to some of those publications for those of you who are interested in our research or latest thinking about coaching.  ...

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