Find Your Swing: Group Coaching for Educators

“There is a thing that sometimes happens in rowing that is hard to achieve and hard to define. Many crews, even winning crews, never really find it…..It’s called ‘swing.’ It only happens when all eight oarsmen are rowing in such perfect unison that no single action by any one is out of synch with those of all the others….. Only then will the boat continue to run, unchecked, fluidly and gracefully between the pulls of the oars.”  The Boys in the Boat

Do you ever wish that you and your colleagues could work together with as much collective power as a champion rowing team?   Only instead of winning a race, the goal would be to increase the learning and achievement of your students.

Every team can benefit from good coaching. The right coach adds an expert and fresh voice to your collaborative work and will guide, enlighten, encourage, inspire and motivate you to go much further in your work.

Educational Research Newsletter and Webinars has teamed up with these speakers to bring virtual coaching to schools and districts in the US and Canada.  Benefit from a top speaker’s guidance without all the travel expenses! Virtual coaching makes it possible for you and your team to engage in professional learning over time, keeping you focused on a defined goal and allowing you to test new strategies and then get feedback and suggestions from your coach and colleagues.

Book now for 2017!  Click on each speaker’s page to get more information about virtual coaching. Use the contact forms to tell us what you need and to inquire about rates.

Kathleen Kryza: Mindset, executive function and differentiation

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We are at an exciting time in education when we understand so much more about how the brain learns. I am passionate about sharing new insights on executive function, mindset, and differentiation with teachers and administrators so that they can turn theory into doable classroom practice.

Much of my work as a coach is inspired by the work of Carol Dweck on mindset and Jack Naglieri and Tulio Otero on executive function and PASS Theory (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, Successive).  I want to help you apply many of these important principles to your work in the classroom and look forward to hearing from you about your unique goals and challenges!

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MaryEllen Vogt: Improving teamwork and collaboration

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For real breakthroughs in professional learning, teams of educators must work together in ways that are job-embedded, collaborative, dynamic, and inquiry-based. Learn how to become a more effective team while you work on a specific challenge facing your school or district.  Inquiry-based collaboration is the focus of the coaching within the context of the specific challenges your group must address.

MaryEllen Vogt is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach. She has also worked as a reading and special education specialist, district reading resource teacher and was co-creator of the acclaimed SIOP model for teaching English Language-Arts to English Learners

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Scott Genzer: Working with "big data"

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Your school  already has “big data.”  You have plenty of surveys, standardized tests, grades, teacher comments, demographics, college placements, ELL and IDEA information and many other streams of data.

What you need are the “big data” strategies that harness that data so that you can make better decisions about curriculum, instruction and other aspects of education and unleash your students’ learning potential.

Scott Genzer is a world-recognized education data analyst and speaker. He is a certified RapidMiner data analyst and a member of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS )and Ed-Fi Data Standard workgroup teams. Scott has more than 20 years of K-12 hands-on experience as a former school principal and secondary math teacher, and is a former Senior Examiner for the International Baccalaureate.

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Mike Anderson: Social emotional learning and self-differentiation

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Mike Anderson is an award-winning educator (National Milken Educator Award and New Hampshire Teacher of the Year finalist) and author of many books about great teaching and learning, including The First Six Weeks of School (2nd Edition);  The Well-balanced Teacher and Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn, which was chosen as the ASCD book of the month for April 2016.  He is available to coach school and district teams on social emotional learning and self-differentiation.  More info and contact forms: Social emotional learning and Self-differentiation

Paul Riccomini and Marian Small: Math coaching

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If meeting all the  learning expectations and standards for students’ mathematical thinking, problem-solving, understanding and performance sometimes seems impossible, Marian Small and Paul Riccomini can help you find your way to the workable solutions.

Paul Riccomini is an experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician and leading special education expert who has taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings.An associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University, Paul is co-author of a book on response to intervention in math and has also written books on number sense and interventions for learning fractions and learning algebra.
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Marian Small is the author or co-author of over 85 resources in math, including Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Instruction, More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Instruction in Secondary Mathematics, Eyes on Math, Big Ideas from Dr. Small, and Uncomplicating Fractions. She has written a number of resources for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and served as a MathCounts question writer. Marian is a former professor of mathematics education and speaks often on math instruction across the U.S. and Canada.

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