Coaching for Alignment of Learning Targets

It is exciting to see learning targets in the curriculum storyboard. It really helps when students can see in advance what they will be expected to demonstrate learning. And, the more explicit and focused the target, the more likely they will hit it. Although many people are indicating a target with the opening phrase “I […]

Awakening the Innate Storyteller

What does a great story teller have in common with a great teacher? The ability to explain, entice, provoke curiosity and mystery to invite you into pursuing the unknown–the story not yet told. How might we capture an evocative story as we design our curriculum? As a coach, I find it helpful for curriculum designers […]

Inviting Students to Tell Their Side of the Story

By Bena Kallick Whenever we tell the curriculum story — we, in effect, are the storytellers. It is from the teacher’s point of view. While we work hard to make certain that the story is told in accessible and compelling language, how are the students connecting with it? How does the ongoing story help guide […]