New Teacher Support: More is NOT Always the Answer

“Sometimes you can get too much support.” This simple statement stuck with me for weeks. As an instructional coach, teacher retention is always on my mind. The students in my school won’t reach their fullest potential and a culture of instructional excellence can’t be nurtured with constant teacher turnover. In the past few years, supporting... Continue Reading →

Being the Sidekick: My Strategy for New Teacher Support

I started working in restaurants in high school and continued through college. I worked different positions: hostess, cocktail server, food server, and bartender. With each new position came training. When training was finished, I was slowly eased into my new position. I was assigned the slowest, shortest shifts and the smallest stations. As I gained... Continue Reading →

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