Elements of Coaching Conversations

Elements of Coaching Conversations

As coaches, we work with a variety of people with a variety of perspectives, experiences and needs which leads to our need to be prepared for a wide variety of conversations. Sometimes these conversations are ‘on the fly’ and unplanned. In other cases, we have an...
You Are What You Do

You Are What You Do

For many tech (or instructional) coaches,  our job descriptions are not clearly defined within our schools. We may have great external resources, like the ISTE Standards for Coaches or their whitepaper on coaching (and of course all of the awesome resources that...
Everybody Needs a Coach

Everybody Needs a Coach

Remember when you were a kid and you played a team sport? Or maybe you were like me and played an instrument, or took fine arts lessons? Or maybe you just had a hobby or a class where you had some guidance for how to improve your skills? All of those experiences were...
Co-Constructing a Coaching Protocol

Co-Constructing a Coaching Protocol

One of the challenges of the coaching role in schools is that it is often left undefined (and sometimes unsupervised and unsupported).  One of the challenges of the coaching role in schools is that it is often left undefined (and sometimes unsupervised and...
5 Key Roles of an Instructional Coach

5 Key Roles of an Instructional Coach

As coaches in busy schools, we wear many hats, and sometimes it’s hard to know which are most important.  In our #coachbetter interviews with educators from around the world, there are five key roles that have continued to stand out time and time again, so I’m going...