School Culture Celebrations Across the Country

We can’t believe it’s already October! Many schools have only been in session for a little over a month so far this year, however as educators we know that school staff members work tirelessly for weeks and months before students enter the building to set the year up for success. Here we’re sharing moves and […]

5 Ways To Develop a Culture of Coaching Through Language

In my work as a consultant in schools around the country, I’ve seen first-hand the power that effective coaches can have on teachers and ultimately, students. Establishing a culture of coaching is more than simply training coaches to support new hires or conduct grade-level observations. Receiving feedback, as much as people will say they welcome […]

Leaders…Create a Revolution

Leading a school is hard. No one can argue that. Leading a school after a year of dissatisfaction, low test scores, and a staff that feels misaligned can feel impossible. Here are a few ways to re-launch your school and create a revolution of success: Use an asset-based approach with your staff As educators we […]

Guest Blog: Change for Greatness

As Major League Baseball kicks off All Star Week, where the greatest players of our American pastime come together for a game, as a Cincinnati Reds fan, I can’t help but reflect on how powerful change can be in finding greatness. This time last year, Cincinnati changed. It was the home of the All Star game. The city cleaned up, put up more flying pigs and […]

10 Things Great Coaches Do Over the Summer

Great athletes make their careers in the off-season. The same is true for coaches that focus on the development of teachers. So much of what makes them amazing coaches is practice and preparation. At CT3, we are fortunate to meet and train hundreds of coaches in schools across the country. We are often asked what […]

Don’t Settle for Doing ‘Good’

“Dad, I got all A’s!” “Good, but you can do better.” These were the words remembered by Lennox Thompson, a West-Indian American whose parents migrated to the U.S. from Jamaica, bringing with them strict cultural values about education and life. Growing up, Mr. Thompson always knew how important school was and would consistently maintain A […]

Meet Ben Carman: Ewing Marion Kauffman School

While working in Kansas City, I met Ben Carman, the Director of Special Education Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School. After a couple of hours of working with him, I could tell that he was indeed someone who shared my passion and commitment to educating our children. His determination, focus, humility, drive, and insightfulness […]

Saying What I Mean and Meaning What I Say

What do you do when your principal comes to you and says, “We’re in need of a full-time teacher for 2nd grade yesterday?” If you are Brian Duggan of Congress Heights, in Washington DC, your response is simple. I’ll do it! Brian began developing his skills as a No-Nonsense Nurturer® (NNN) in August 2015 when […]

Meet Katharine Bonasera – the Agent of Change at Allenbrook Elementary

Katharine Bonasera, the principal at Allenbrook Elementary School is a No-Nonsense Nurturer® that holds her school community to high expectations and believes that all students “CAN AND WILL”. In a world where we have amazing, top performing educators and principals, Katharine rates among the elite. Why is she electrifying? Katharine knows that a key lever […]