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August 18, 2017 It List

This week we look at how coaches can use their time well. If you'd prefer to read the newsletter online, click here.

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Protecting Your Coaching Time

Dana Murphy reflects on some of the mistakes she made early in her coaching career, as well as what her standards are now for making the best use of limited time.

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Culture for Coaching Part 4: Schoolwide Coaching Cycles

In the final installment of this four-part series, Ruth Ayres explains how she systematically expanded coaching cycles teacher by teacher until they were a schoolwide norm.

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Coaching Minute: Quick Connections (VIDEO)

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan share the value of informal chance meetings with teachers they are coaching in this three-minute video.

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Quit Earlier

Eric Barker explains why leaders need to develop the skill of "quitting with intention" to waste less time on failing initiatives.

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The work of your heart, the work of taking time, to listen, to help, is also your gift to the whole of the world.

                                                              Jack Kornfield

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