Far too often, I think our fear holds us back from using a tool (being direct or even confrontational) that could help someone else gain insight into themselves or grow as an educator.
We need to do what feels good more often, and often what feels good is taking a step back, or out, and remembering why we're doing what we're doing.
Coaches should explore what makes us trust others and consider what we really mean when we talk about trust. Elena Aguilar shares Brené Brown's 7 elements of trust.
Elena Aguilar shares 14 things to do when a teacher is in crisis mode—and four things not to do.
Whether you are a coach wanting to build trust with your coachees, or a principal hoping to cultivate trust amongst your staff, or you support teachers to build trust with their students, here is an easy-to-remember strategy to guide this effort.
Emotional resilience is the most important thing for coaches to focus on when supporting new teachers, Elena Aguilar writes.
A coach and a mentor are different things, although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Elena Aguilar clarifies the difference between the two roles.
Your role as a coach is not to fill someone else's head with ideas, advice, or direction, Elena Aguilar writes.
Reflecting on your clients' growth is an opportunity to reflect on your own practice, Elena Aguilar writes. Here are some strategies to reflect on a year of growth.
After just about every coaching meeting, it feels like there's a chance I can be a better person on this earth, a more compassionate, patient, curious person.