Last week I was talking to the Ol’ Ball Coach as I driving across the state to another LYS school. Before we hung up, he told to share the following with the LYS Nation. Sean, you remind those schools that we are about to hit the doldrums. The time when the newness of the year has worn off and the anticipation of the end of the semester is too far off to matter. This is when coaching is critical.Those teachers out there have to keep their classrooms exciting and keep those kids motivated to learn. Those campus leaders (department chairs, AP’s and Principals) have to get in those classrooms to let teachers know that their hard work is appreciated and to help them overcome any half-steps.And you and the LYS Coaching Staff have to keep those school leaders focused on what is really important, student performance and supporting teachers. Not meetings and district paperwork.The value of coaching is best measured when it is easiest to choose the easy way out. Now, is that time. Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on! Follow Sean Cain and LYS on Come visit us at the LYS Booth at the TASA/TASB Fall Conference on 9/30/11 and 10/1/11 Attend the LYS presentations at the Texas School Improvement Conference on 10/26/11 and 10/27/11