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Greg and Jenny are elementary instructional coaches in Iowa. Join them as they discuss topics of importance in education around teacher leadership, student achievement, best practices, climate and culture, and school leadership.

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What do you do when you hear someone make a comment or act in away that goes against one of your core beliefs or your school’s core beliefs? Jenny and Greg try to answer that question in this the final episode of our Happiness Phase 2 series. Enjoy!

How you show up matters. It matters a great deal. How we act and carry ourselves often speaks much louder than our actual words. Join Greg and Jenny as they dig into the concept of presence and learn how to level up during difficult situations.

As we continue our dive back into Happiness we find ourselves reflecting on values and how you can come to your core values. Join Greg and Jenny in this episode as they talk all things values and provide ways to hone in on values as well as to keep a…

What is happiness? What determines our happiness? Join Greg and Jenny as they jump back into the topic of happiness to answer these questions. Three years ago we spent eight episodes going through different happiness tactics. Phase 2 will be…

There is a time and place for kids to track with their finger while reading right? Well that is one thing that Jenny and Greg discuss in this short Literacy Tip. Listen to find out more!

We have talked a lot about guided writing throughout our shows on guided reading. Join us as dig into the purpose and philosophy of guided writing in this short literacy tip. For more on guided reading check out our series on our website.

Join Greg and Jenny in our summer literacy tip # 2 as they dig into the importance of sight words. Hint – hint it is not just enough to read the words… Enjoy!

In this minicast Jenny and Greg dive back into the world of Guided Reading and discuss exactly what it means to be “guided” during this time. If you want more information on Guided Reading check out our full How Guided Reading Works series at…

It is summer time! What do Jenny and Greg enjoy most about summer time? Well, find out here. There is a pretty solid 5 minutes on one of Iowa’s most iconic foods, corn on the cob! This is one of those episodes that you may want to simply listen to…

Join Greg and Jenny as they dig into using video as a tool for professional growth. This is the second time we have discussed this topic and this time we are joined by guest Adam Geller who is the author of “Evidence of Practice Playbook for…

Join us for part 2 of our conversation with Annie Brock author of “The Growth Mindset Coach.” In this part we discuss grading, feedback, and many other concepts about mindset in the classroom. Enjoy!

Join Greg and Jenny as they dive back into the world of growth mindset. This time they are joined by Annie Brock author of “The Growth Mindset Coach” a book that lays out the what and how of teacher mindset to our children. Follow her on Twitter…

Join Greg, Jenny, and author Jon Barth as they dig into the power of journaling. In this episode you will hear powerful stories of impact from journaling as well as tips and strategies to support you along the way. Journaling is far more than simply…