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Developing a Ready, Fire, Aim Culture

If you’ve ever joined us for a workshop, webinar or professional learning session, you will inevitably have heard us share the mantra of “Ready, Fire, Aim”. This is a phrase that we’ve borrowed from the world of business which was popularized by Tom Peters…

April 13, 2021 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article

Layering Teams: Processes that Guide the Case Consult Team

This blog will focus on the specific considerations for a Case Consult Team Meeting.

March 24, 2020 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article

Scaffolding our Collaborative Response: Purposeful Layering of Team Meetings

This blog is focused on the multi-layers of school structures that ensure every student, regardless of their needs, has a structure in place that provides an opportunity for collaborative problem solving.

March 17, 2020 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article

Please Children Learn: A Story of Acronyms

The world of education is filled with acronyms, intended to provide a quick, abbreviated way to communicate the way we do things in a school. I was in a school recently in which a group of teachers were gathering to begin their Collaborative Team Meeting…

November 20, 2019 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article

Partners in Intervention: Guided Reading and the Collaborative Response Model

While watching Cheryl Gascoyne deliver a brilliant session on the merits of guided reading, I had an epiphany. Guided reading is a process that in elementary schools has been used to effectively teach children how to read. I used this process in my own…

June 17, 2019 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article

Collaborative Team Meetings: A Layered Approach from School to District

This scene comes to my mind often as I reflect on schools and the many layers that exist within the work of students, parents, educational assistants and teachers. And yet it also sparks hope and possibilities when I reflect on school Collaborative Team…

September 25, 2018 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article