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Listen Up: Hendy Avenue on EdPOP Podcast

Curious to learn more about Hendy Avenue Consulting? Our very own Jessica Wilson sat down with the host of EdPOP to talk about our mission, recent projects and how talent strategy can make the difference for kids across the country. Click here to listen!

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Three Steps to Avoid Common Observation Biases

We all have biases. Whether picking an ice cream flavor or choosing to take the scenic route rather than the highway, we all operate with mental models that place disproportionate weight on certain factors that move our judgment in favor of one option when compared to another. When observing and evaluating teacher practice, there are…

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On the Air: Jess Talks Rubrics with EdPOP

School leaders are busy people; we know from experience that it can be really tough to keep up on the latest trends and research when you’re in the trenches every day. We also know that being a school leader can be isolating sometimes. It’s rare that a leader gets to step out of his or…

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Round 3: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

In our previous two posts (here and here),  Sarah and Grant shared reflections on the past year and projects they are looking forward to in the coming months. To bring us home, Jessica shares lessons learned on working through complexity and opportunities to lead with appreciation. What I learned: I have spent most of my career…

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Round 2: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

In our last post, Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Lessons Learned and What’s to Come in 2018-19, our founder Sarah shared insights on the difficulty of leading change and the excitement around re-engaging with one of our first partners. This week, we hear from Grant: What I learned: Historian and philosopher Will Durant said, “we are what…

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Lessons learned and what’s to come in 2018-2019

As consultants, our role is to guide our partners to make informed decisions and to successfully meet their goals. We also prioritize building the knowledge and skills of our partners and they tell us that they learn a lot from working alongside us. In turn, we learn so much every day from the incredibly smart…

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Make Your Pick: How the NFL Draft Applies to Teacher Hiring

While there is a lot of best practice research out there about how to hire a great team, leaders seeking teacher talent can take a cue from how professional sports teams scope out and draft players. In the post below, we bring Cade Massey’s article on 5 lessons we can learn from the NFL draft…

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Keeping the Right People on the Bus

We all know the importance of getting the right people on the bus. But how do we KEEP the right people on the bus? For all students to thrive, nothing is more important than great teachers and leaders. Yet, we know that recruiting, developing and retaining excellent educators is hard. In eagerness to do better,…

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Making Teacher Leadership a Success

In our first post on teacher leadership, we noted a few key ideas and benefits of extending the impact of teachers. Here, we break down three suggestions for launching a new teacher leadership initiative as well as criteria to measure success and common pitfalls to avoid. How do you launch a successful teacher leadership program?…

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Teacher Leadership: More than a Buzzword

The education field loves jargon. From “21st-century learning” to “college and career readiness”, new jargon enters our vocabulary as priorities and policies shift. Recently, we’ve heard one buzzword repeatedly swirling across blogs and conferences: Teacher Leadership. What is teacher leadership? In What do we know about teacher leadership?, Jennifer York-Barr and Karen Duke from the…

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Sonia Sotomayor