We want to give you a peek inside our Coach Certificate & Mentorship Program. Coaches taking part in this academic-year-long journey have graciously given us permission to post some of their learning and reflections from the private coursework they are undertaking during this program. Where possible, we have shared the course and the action task to give context for the guest post.
The Coach Learning Journey Video Reflection
The Learning Journey Video Reflection is a chance for you to reflect on everything you’ve learned and/or discovered throughout this Certificate Program. You will create an 8-10 min video sharing on the goal that you set, documenting the process of working towards your goal, reflecting on your achievement and sharing the process/outcome with our learning community. The most important part of your personal project is that it’s relevant to you, and you can demonstrate, through documentation and video, the impact your work has had on your school.
Watch Tracey’s Video
What goals did you set for yourself at the beginning of the program?
When I started this course I felt very scattered and stressed because I couldn’t keep up with the requests from teachers. Creating a long term structure to build capacity for people was my goal to help streamline my efforts in an intentional way.
How did each milestone support you in reaching your goal?
Each of the milestones of clarity, implement consistently, and growing community played a vital role in my efforts to create a long-term structure for building capacity for people. Here’s how each milestone helped me reach my goal:
Clarity: Creating an artifact to clarify my role helped me establish clear expectations and boundaries for myself and the teachers I work with. It also helped me articulate the goals and objectives of my role as a coach, making it easier for me to prioritize my tasks and stay focused on what mattered most.
Implement Consistently: Using a data tracker to reflect on the type of coaching I was spending by time on helped me maintain consistency in my approach to coaching. By tracking my activities and outcomes, I was able to identify patterns and adjust my coaching strategies accordingly.
Growing Community: Developing a year-long professional development plan tied together by themes will help me build a community of learners. By organizing my coaching around common themes, I am able to create opportunities for teachers to collaborate and share their experiences with one another.
What has been your biggest area of growth in the program?
By focusing on these three milestones, I was able to create a structured and sustainable approach to coaching that supports the growth and development of teachers over the long term. My primary area of development is becoming proficient at switching between consulting, collaborating, and coaching stances in response to the needs and indicators of the teachers.
Where do you still have room to grow?
Creating a culture of innovation and student led practices.
What’s YOUR level of coaching mastery?
All coaches go through various stages of coaching mastery. Once you identify where you’re at, you can begin to build the skills needed to move to the next stage.
This quiz is based on real-life case studies compiled from years of working with coaches inside The Coach Certificate & Mentorship Program!
When you receive your results, you’ll also get your matching case study from the STRIVE Case Studies to see where you fit in the stages of coaching mastery.
Ready to tackle your challenges and move on to the next level in YOUR coaching practice?
The STRIVE Model of Coaching Mastery quiz will help you identify your level of coaching mastery by matching you with case studies compiled from years of working with coaches inside The Coach Certificate & Mentorship Program so you can easily see where you fit!
What surprises and/or challenges have you had along the way?
Managing my work, family, and the work of The Coach has been challenging at times, but the mentor meetings and cohort meetings have been invaluable and I’ve learned so much from everyone involved.
What would you do differently next time? What did you learn?
Try to stay up to date on the content:)
How did the Coach support you in your learning journey?
It was a community of learners and I continuously felt supported by my mentors and cohort members. The personalization and flexibility of the program created a supportive environment that allowed me to learn at my own pace.
How has your learning inside the Coach impacted your coaching practice & program in your school setting?
This program provided me with the skills and knowledge needed to become a more proactive coach. I learned how to assess teachers’ needs, plan effective coaching sessions, and use data to inform my future coaching practices.
What next for your professional learning?
I hope to continue meeting with Kim as a coaching team to continue our work here together.
I want to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE)
Level Up Your Coaching with The Coach!
If you are ready to develop your coaching practice over the next academic year, and explore topics like transitioning your work from individuals to teams, please join us for our next cohort of The Coach!
Wherever you are in building a coaching culture in your school, The Coach will give you the strategies, skills and tools you need to make coaching a success and will empower you to confidently apply instructional coaching strategies in any situation – from building a coaching program, to having coaching conversations, to being a leader in your school community. We facilitate only one cohort each academic year so we can offer individualized support for each participant.
Registration for our next global cohort opens once a year – check the website for details!
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