Common Core State Standards may require teachers to make changes in how they teach, but coaches can help them get there by taking small steps, transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar writes. She suggests school leaders help teachers identify their current skills and additional skills needed, then provide appropriate professional development. "It's daunting and scary and has potential for improving learning outcomes and experiences for children, as long as we map the journey that our teachers will need to take in order to fulfill this potential," Aguilar writes in this blog post.

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