403 – Building and Sustaining Educator Communities

This week on Restart Recharge, we're getting into the nitty-gritty of “Building and Sustaining Communities and Teacher Groups.” Andrea Trudeau joins us to share her practical advice on creating supportive environments where teachers work together effectively. We'll talk about how to make teacher groups work for everyone, celebrate small wins, and build connections that matter.…

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Addressing Digital Divides in Education: The 2024 NETP Breakdown

The US Office of Educational Technology has released the latest version of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP), which highlights the latest research, classroom realities, national trends, and innovative solutions schools are using to tackle complex challenges. While we think it’s worth the full read, we’ve summarized key takeaways in this blog post for those…

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What is an Instructional Coach Mentor?

Before we get into what an Instructional Coach Mentor, let’s look at what an instructional coach is. This position is newer to education over the last 10 years, but seems to have exploded over the last four years! It is a role that is really unique and can vary greatly from school to school, requiring…

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402 – Interview Tips for Aspiring Coaches

In this week's Restart Recharge, we take a slight detour from our usual discussions on pedagogy and professional development to focus on a topic that's crucial for anyone looking to step into the world of instructional coaching: the application process. We're joined by Tyler Erwin, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Integration at Forward Edge, who…

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401 – Bite Sized Learning

Welcome to our first episode of Season 4 of Restart Recharge! This time we navigate beyond the surface of bite-sized learning to explore the transformative world of micro-credentialing in K-12 education. Join us as we delve into a comprehensive discussion with Tom Burton, CEO of We Empower LLC and former Superintendent of Princeton City Schools,…

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Forward Edge Coaching Programs is Headed to FETC!

Come visit Booth #1924 and chat coaching with us! Instructional and technology coaches are critical to the success of teachers and students. We’re here to support you every step of the way. From community to coach-specific education (and everything in between) we’ve got what you need to amplify the impact of your coaching program. 

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Soak Up the Learning and Sunshine: FETC 2024 in Orlando Delivers the Best of Both Worlds!

Exciting times ahead as we start 2024 with a visit to one of our favorite conference destinations! From January 23-26 in beautiful Orlando, FL, our team is eagerly anticipating a week filled with exceptional expert guidance, cutting-edge technology exploration, and a unique community experience at FETC. At Booth #1825, we will be showcasing our professional…

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320 – Redefining Professional Development

In this season finale of “Restart Recharge,” hosts Matthaeus and Katie reflect on the year, focusing on the challenge of finding effective professional development (PD) strategies for instructional coaches. They explore the importance of adaptability and communication in education, inspired by a historical event that Katie brings to life through an insightful activity. This episode…

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319 – Keeping it Simple: Empathetic and Practical EdTech Coaching

Join us and Alfonso Mendoza, host of 'My EdTech Life,' as we unravel the secrets of making technology in education both simple and empathetic. From building relationships across 14 buildings to offering military-grade life advice, Fonz shares actionable strategies for reaching every teacher in your district and tips on keeping tech approachable. This episode is…

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