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."
Last week I received this question from a coach: "At the end of the day, after a day of intense coaching and high emotion, what do I do with those feelings and take care of myself? This is very hard for me."
A coaching framework is an articulation of the purpose of the program, the ways in which it works, its intended outcomes and expectations, the skills of its coaches, and its theoretical underpinnings. A coaching model helps guide and direct the actions of practitioners and participants, as well as those monitoring and evaluating the program.
Heartbreaking. Heartbreaking and unnecessary. These have been the phrases most consistently running through my mind as I've read the news about the Atlanta testing scandal.