Coaching Partnerships

February Edition

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It is so easy to let our future become cloudy. Learn to expect growth, instead of waiting for disaster.

What's New This Month?

  • We will be offering a Make & Take session for Holmes before school. Sign up coming soon!

  • Make & Takes had a lot of positive feedback. We plan to add a few more on during the year and need to get material lists created. If you have an idea of a session you would like to see, please email us or stop in to see us!

  • At Potter, we have a few ideas up our sleeves to help you prepare for the end of the year. Stay tuned!

  • At Holmes, we hope to continue our process of creating performance scales. For help, please sign up for a coaching cycle or stop by to see us!

  • Illuminate is a district wide initiative that has been introduced in some way at both buildings. For help with Illuminate questions, please see Danielle.
Performance Scales Video - Student Tracking

For a vision of what student tracking COULD look like in your classroom, take a look into this 4th Grade Classroom. (3 Minute Video)

Make & Take Performance Scales at Potter

Thank you Potter Staff for inviting us to help you create Make and Take Performance Scales for both you and your students to use. We LOVE what you created and can't wait to hear about how well they work in your classrooms.

Connectinng with the Community

We were able to hook up several classrooms with Flint Public Library Cards for their students. Donna actually made a school visit to sign up 4th - 6th grade students. Now students can log onto the computer and LISTEN to audio books they are interested in among many other things. HOW COOL!

Holmes - Performance Scales PD

We had a blast presenting to Holmes Staff at their half Day PD on January 29th. There were some fantastic conversations, valuable brainstorming sessions, and many positive interactions. Thank you for allowing us to work with you all and help add to your bank of professional skills. Many of you have reached out to us to help you plan your next scales! Stop by and see us, we cannot wait to help you plan and help you use it in your classrooms!
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Coaching in Classrooms:

Number Talks

We have been able to work with some of you in your rooms and LOVE seeing your students hard at work. Danielle has been working in several classrooms with Number Talks. Students are engaged in discussions about what they know about number sense, counting, addition, and so much more. Take a look at some of the photos below, or check out the album here. For more information about Number Talks and how to begin them in your classroom, please email Danielle at or stop by the coaches office.

Beginning Cycles

Shannon is working with several teachers on an ELA Coaching Cycle. Planning with teachers and creating resources TOGETHER has saved her teachers a lot of time. Utilizing the Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy WILL have a positive impact on literacy development.
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SIGN UP for your coaching cycle HERE!

Spots are filling up quickly! Let us help you free up some time in your schedule by planning, finding resources, and co-teaching. Remember, you can use our partnership as evidence on your evaluation. Sign up now!

Contact Your Coaches


Monday & Wednesday: Potter Elementary (Room E)

Tuesday & Thursday: Holmes STEM Academy (Data Room)

Friday AM: Holmes STEM Academy (Data Room)

Friday PM: Potter Elementary (Room E)

Danielle's Email:

Shannon's Email: