CoachFest 2021 Was Just What the Doctor Ordered

CoachFest 2021 Was Just What the Doctor Ordered

Many of us, especially those of us in education, were hoping the pandemic would be behind us by now. We cancelled CoachFest in 2020 and weren’t sure we would even be able to host the event this year, but we kept hearing the message, “We need this.” So with limited...

Cold-Calling is Awkward and Amazing

Cold-Calling is Awkward and Amazing

I started cold-calling at the recommendation of a teacher down the hall. He was a Chemistry teacher who used popsicle sticks to guarantee equity in calling on students in his classroom, and it seemed like an awesome idea to me. One immediate roadblock I encountered...

What Makes a Great Lesson Plan?

What Makes a Great Lesson Plan?

In our last article, we explored who a lesson plan is for. Now it’s time to look at what makes a lesson plan well worth all the time and energy it takes to create one that really makes a difference in the classroom. There are plenty of lesson planning templates out...

CoachFest 2021 – Save the Date or Register Now!

CoachFest 2021 – Save the Date or Register Now!

We are so excited to host our 2nd annual CoachFest Conference and Retreat in Blowing Rock, NC on November 4th and 5th, 2021. The theme for this year's conference is "Coaching to Thrive!" We've been in survival mode for a long time and it's time to recharge, renew, and...

Summer Book Study

Summer Book Study

Constructive Learning Design is launching our summer book study! We will be reading Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris. The book study group will meet via Zoom once a week for 5 weeks. We will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 am ET for...