Category Archives: Thinking/Cognition

Instructional Coaching vs. Content Coaching…is it really a contest?

Since I became an instructional coach, I’ve heard varying opinions about the importance of content knowledge in being a successful coach.  Currently, I am a coach for K-5 math.  In my position, I need to know about best practices in … Continue reading

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Alternative Algorithms

A student who recently came into our district from Australia shared this method of subtraction with me this morning when I was working with her in class. It was new to me, but it works. Unfortunately she was unable to … Continue reading

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The Six Thinking Hats

You know that old saying about learning something new every day? I found out about something today that I wish I had known when I was in the classroom. I’m sure it would have made a huge impact on my … Continue reading

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