Take Care, Educators! Take Good Care!

The start of a new school year can be an exciting time for educators, but it can also be stressful. You have a lot of responsibility to ensure that your students learn and grow. In addition, many educators are returning to the classroom after facing unexpected challenges, such as staff shortages or budget cuts. These…

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Edge•U is Making Waves at ISTELive 23!

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Hey Educators! Are you attending ISTELive 23 this month? Our Edge•U team would love to meet you and share more about what makes Edge•U an innovative resource for professional learning with educators and other leaders in education. You can also learn more about Forward Edge’s EDU Coach Network and Mentorship Program Edge•U is a powerful,…

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70 Newly Certified Coaches Set To Impact Instruction This Fall

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This time last year, we (myself and Dr. Katie Ritter) were just beginning to discuss what a Coach Certification program might look like with Rod Carnill (Executive Director) and Emily Heller (Board of Directors) through VSTE, Virginia Society of Technology in Education. One year later, this small passion project has turned into a multi-state program…

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Fourth-Camera Coaching

Garry Marshall has directed popular TV sit-coms like “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley,” and blockbuster movies like “Pretty Woman” and “A League of Their Own.” But he struck gold in 1978 when he cast Robin Williams in a new series, “Mork & Mindy”. The show was a vehicle for Mr. Williams to do his thing…

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Making Waves in Summer Learning

making waves in summer learning

As the school year comes to an end and summer break approaches, educators around the world eagerly await a well-deserved rest. However, while the warm sun and sandy beaches beckon, it’s also an opportune time for educators to invest in their own professional development. With the rapidly evolving landscape of education, it’s essential to stay…

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The Importance of Reflection in the Coaching Process

Supporting teacher reflection and growth is an essential part of the coaching process. Reflection helps teachers to identify areas for improvement and develop action plans for growth. In this article, we will discuss the importance of reflection in the coaching process and provide strategies for supporting teacher reflection and growth. We will also share examples…

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Why Classroom Management Should Be a Top Coaching Priority

“As a coach, I can help a teacher design an awesome and engaging lesson, but if the structures aren’t in place for good classroom management, that lesson can flop quickly.” Classroom management is not a new topic- in fact, you probably had at least a unit dedicated to it in your teacher prep classes, however;…

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