Cure for the Common Core

Announcing a New Partnership Between Dr. Mike White of Educational Consulting Services and Dr. Tina McCoy of McCoy Educational Consulting, LLC! 

Tina and Mike met through the professional social network LinkedIn (yes - it really does work). Both have a passion for helping schools to serve students better, and believe strongly that organizational improvement (improved student outcomes) can be best achieved through systemic focus and perseverance.  Rather than 'piling on' layers of complexity that bog educators down, Mike and Tina assert that simplicity and prioritization are keys to reform efforts.

Tina was impressed with the work that Mike did with Bonnie Grimm, Lindsey Young and Bob Stark as outlined in their book Tap Dancing to Work: How a Small Group of Teachers Can Conquer the Common Core.  Mike was looking for an experienced professional to partner with to meet the training demands of educators across the country who want and need to learn how to use the systems described in his book. Their partnership is a natural outgrowth of their interests and desire to share strategies that can truly help schools systems meet the challenge of the Common Core without losing the joy of teaching. 

Tap Dancing To Work will provide all of your school system's teachers facilitation practices and data driven-dialog protocols that will lead your school/district to success. Each teacher will explore the seven qualities of high-performing teams and learn ways to apply strategies for encouraging your teams to adopt those qualities. 

Tina and Mike look forward to a long and productive partnership that will help schools across the country and beyond.  

Michael White is a licensed pediatric psychologist who consults with school systems throughout the country on issues relating to standards-based instruction and assessment. A strong advocate of “assessment as instruction,” he is the author of five books and numerous articles on standards, assessment, and effective schools. His web-based teacher resource, Learning Connection Online, was the National Staff Development Council’s “Technology of the Year” award winner for 2003.

His books and presentations are the result of his work with small rural school districts, suburban school districts, and urban school districts throughout the country and are grounded in thirty years of teaching and coaching experience.

Contact Information

Dr. Michael White - Educational Consulting Services

15 E. Fountain Avenue, Glendale, Ohio 45246-4408

513.430.9003 or [email protected]

Dr. Tina McCoy - McCoy Educational Consulting, LLC

PO Box 605, Windham, New Hampshire 03087

603.490.5874 or [email protected]

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