Although I've worked in this field of adult learning for about ten years, I have never had one, consistent, expert coach. I'm now experiencing what can happen when you receive weekly coaching from a master coach. Here are some of my reflections in this process.
This first Monday-after-winter-break can be hard for some of us who work in schools. I've noticed that folks show up with the greatest breadth of emotions on this first day back--ranging from optimistic and energized, to depressed and hopeless--and sometimes all of these at once.
Here's another transcript of a coaching conversation!
Today, Steve Sexton, one of the great leaders of our time, is being memorialized. If you have not heard of him, know this: he was a transformational school leader who contributed an immeasurable amount to children and to interrupting inequities.
Curious how I think about planning a coaching session? Read on.
In a series of blogs, I've explored five components to an equity-centered coaching approach. This post explores the last component: what an equity-driven coach says and does.
There are several components to an equity-centered coaching approach. Here are two of them: Listening and self-awareness.
This morning I received an email with this question: "As a new coach in a new position for my school district, what are my first steps? My title is ESL District Coach." Here's some advice.
"I'll soon become an instructional coach. I have no idea what I'm doing. Can you give me some suggestions for things I can do this summer to prepare?"
"I wish I could just crawl inside your mind and see what happens when you coach."