Put me in, Coach!

I am an instructional coach who is passionate and committed to affecting educational change. I am new on the blogging scene and trying to spread tangible, relevant, and actionable ideas and messages on how educators, parents, community members, and students can be a part of this change. elearning is one component of the way education needs to change. I help explain the why and the how. I blog about instructional coaching, experiences withing education (as an educator and a parents) and am enthusiastic and creative in how I share my message.

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The greatest deficiency in education is our obsession with showcasing deficits.

This August marks the first time in 15 years that I didn’t have an official first day of school. Instead, this August, I transitioned to […]

3 Lessons I Learned Leading Startups That I Wish I Knew as a Principal

This post is written by my former co-worker and current husband, Keith Westman.  Follow him on Twitter at @keithwestman. Having worked in leadership roles in […]

How To Coach For Differentiation

A teacher in a differentiated classroom does not classify herself as someone who ‘already differentiates instruction.’ Rather that teacher is fully aware that every hour […]

Who Is Really Responsible For The Summer Slide?

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground guest blogger […]

Student-Driven Differentiation: Putting Student Voice Behind The Wheel

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. […]

It’s Time For The Field Of Education To Step Up To The Plate

This post was originally published on LeadUpNow. One of the best parts about being an instructional coach is learning from other teachers. Like today, when […]

The Three Biggest Time Killers We Do Little to Avoid

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. […]

Teachers: Do We Appreciate One Another?

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. […]

Why Differentiation Misses the Mark for Gifted Students

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. […]

Differentiation: Attainable Or Somewhere Over The Rainbow?

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. […]

Differentiation is The Key to Assessment For Learning

“Too often, educational tests, grades, and report cards are treated by teachers as autopsies when they should be viewed as physicals.” Douglas Reeves One of […]

Standards Based Grading Made My Kid Average

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. […]

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