- Sep 22, 2020
Create Community (In Any Learning Space)
As an alum and coach in Seth Godin's altMBA I experienced firsthand the power of collaboration with people I never met in person. Somehow...
- Apr 15, 2020
Choose To Be a Mirror
Brene Brown explains “Without feedback there can be no transformative change. When we don’t talk to the people we’re leading about their...
- Mar 17, 2020
Meaningful Digital Feedback
In this technological era where google docs are the typical medium and our classrooms are full of digital natives, online feedback is not...
- Jan 29, 2018
Classroom Coaching Visits: A Win-Win Guide for Coaches
“Leadership is about empowering others to achieve things they did not think possible.” - Simon Sinek In my last blog, I explained the ins...
- Jan 26, 2018
Classroom Coaching Visits: A Win-Win Guide for Teachers
”You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” - Oprah Winfrey Curious about classroom coaching? Wondering what the hullabaloo...
- Mar 31, 2017
My Mom is an Author. Check it Out!
I’m Jack McGee and my mom, Patty McGee, wrote a book. I asked if I could be first to tell you all about it, and proudly, I write this...
- Mar 26, 2017
Using Mentor Texts to Give Feedback
Here’s what it used to sound like when I used mentor texts in my writing workshop early on in my teaching: Me: Take a look at this piece...
- Mar 15, 2017
Feedback that Offers More
I hope my daughter never reads this post until she is a parent herself! She will uncover one of my favorite parenting...
by Laura Sarsten
- Mar 12, 2017
Stirring Up Interest for Writing About Reading
"How many Post-its do you want us to do?” “Should we be stopping and jotting today too, or should we just read?” I am certain that many...
by Patty McGee
- Mar 4, 2017
Feedback for the Writer Within
One of my heroes, Katherine Bomer, has reminded us over and over that writing is one of the most vulnerable acts for students in school....