Spring 2015

Be sure to enable your Internet browser to 'allow' the images in our newsletters!

McCoy Educational Consulting, LLC Newsletter

Spring 2015

The calendar finally says spring but, depending upon where you are, it may be a while before you feel the difference!  While you're waiting for warmer weather to arrive, invest in yourself and your organization!  The team at McCoy Educational Consulting, LLC is ready to assist you with Customized Solutions for Real Changes.  Your field is constantly evolving as new challenges emerge. Help your professionals meet those challenges together through targeted consultation, professional development, mentoring or other supports designed to meet the unique needs of your school or school system. Contact McCoy Educational Consulting, LLC today to make a plan to boost the capacity of your organization to serve students better. Call (603) 490-5874 or send us an email at [email protected]. We'll be glad to talk to you about how we can support your leadership goals and improve practices in your organization. What are you waiting for?

A Face Worth Writing About

By Karen True

BeatriceTeaching has certainly changed over the 20-plus years I have been in education. I have seen the “whole language” vs. phonics based learning approach; survived the NHEAPs, the NECAPS and am about to experience Smarter Balanced. I have seen technology change, the internet happen and the use of personal devices...

Read More

More Math Strategies for NLD

By Dr. Ed Jacobs

Dr. Ed JacobsI want to thank the person who commented on my last post that she would like to hear more strategies for helping students with a Nonverbal Learning Disability organize math work. Here are some other suggestions.

Read More

Ordinary People, Extraordinary IEPs

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed during ‘IEP Season’, but you don’t have to be a superstar (or suddenly have more planning time) to develop IEPs that will serve your students well all year long. Thinking of an IEP as a Leadership Tool can minimize needless stress and help ordinary people work together to develop extraordinary IEPs.

Read More

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: Book Review

Are you invested in the state and future of public education? Do you wonder how the field of education in the USA has become what it is today? Well, understanding is the first step in advocating for systemic improvements. In her book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, well-known historian and writer Diane Ravitch describes the movements and events that gave rise to the age of accountability... 

Read More

Teaching to the Test, or the Other Way Around?

I sometimes hear people say, "We shouldn't be teaching to the test!".  I think that's an interesting comment in many ways. Teaching to the test is simply poor teaching. No quality educator would advocate for superficial learning simply so that students can take another test. That's not real learning - not the kind that we should want for our students. Does that mean that I don't believe that we should be teaching those things that...

Read More



McCoy Educational Consulting