“Most school reform efforts are focused on future policy, more so than current practice,” says David Ginsburg. “Of course we need new and better policies for tomorrow. But what about the kids that are in our schools today? We can and we must improve teaching and learning now.”
A former business executive who also spent 18 years in urban schools as a teacher and administrator, Ginsburg now is an instructional coach and school leadership coach. Ginsburg believes the best way to help children reach their potential is by helping educators reach their potential. He also authors an Education Week blog, Coach G’s Teaching Tips, to give teachers practical tips for their classrooms.
Here, Ginsburg shares his approach to “cause-effect” coaching, what he believes are the biggest obstacles in education today, and why he’s optimistic about the future.