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09.19.18 Emily Badillo’s Positive, Genuine, Inclusive Cold Call

  I wanted to share an really nice video of Emily Badillo using Cold Call.  It’s a crisp 30 second case study in how to use Cold Call to set expectations high while remaining positive, genuine and inclusive.   We’re watching her with her 4th grade reading group and there are two Cold Calls. EA.ColdCall.GR4.Badillo.’Interesting new…


10.26.16 Cold Call is Inclusive

Cold Call is a technique that instantly brings accountability to the classroom. That’s pretty obvious. But at its best it brings a distinctly positive form of accountability. We’ve been focusing on this idea in our trainings–emphasizing that moments of accountability are often ideal for warmth and positivity.   Put another way, the Cold Call has already…