Four Ways to Bring Your Authentic Self to School

  By Bena Kallick and Giselle O. Martin-Kniep We educators keep hoping for certainty and stability. Many of us have assumed that we could create a predictable and linear path to learning for our students. However, since the pandemic, we are humbled by the realization that our best laid plans may not address the needs […]

Establishing a Three-Way Relationship in Service of Deeper Learning

By Bena Kallick and Giselle O. Martin-Kniep. This article was first published on ASCD Inservice. “I, Thou, and It – a three-way relationship in which “I and Thou” are the people (often a teacher and child, though not always) and “It” is the content that compels both.” —David Hawkins, The Informed Vision, 2003 Complexity and […]

How to Coach for Thinking, Not Imitation

  By Bena Kallick, Art Costa, and Allison Zmuda Coaching to develop skills is different from coaching for thinking. When you coach students to build skill development, the expectation is that they will be learning by imitation. However, when you coach learning that requires deeper, strategic thinking, then your purpose is to ask the kind […]

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