Rethinking Resistance: New Insights into an Ongoing Inquiry

by Elena Aguilar, Bright Morning President As a new coach, my number one question was, How can I coach a resistant teacher? I felt like most of the teachers I had to coach were resistant. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that this is the question I’m most often asked. In my workshops, within the […]

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Things I Love: Cats, Kleon, Chai and More

by Elena Aguilar, Bright Morning President We’re starting a seasonal blog post about things we love! While we at Bright Morning live, breathe, talk and read all things related to education, transformation and justice, we also have interests beyond these topics. And we wanted to break up the intensity of what we write and offer, […]

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No One Can Learn from You if You Think that They Suck

by Elena Aguilar, Bright Morning President Many years ago, when I was a novice coach overwhelmed by seemingly resistant teachers, my coach, Leslie Plettner, said the wisest and most memorable words a coach has ever spoken: “No one can learn from you if you think that they suck.” I was thunderstruck by the intensity of […]

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How to Build Resilient Teams

by Elena Aguilar, Bright Morning President   How do you bring a group of people together and, within a few days, get them to know and understand each other, recognize that their paths are intertwined, and care deeply for each other? The answer to this question is the answer to how we build resilient teams […]

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