At each end and start of the calendar year, I take a break from posting a new blog and provide a revisit to some of my thinking that has appeared across the years. This blog focuses on some history. The following video (6 minutes) provides a look at my initial experiences with coaching; from my student teaching experiences to my learning days coaching and being coached.
What follows are three podcasts (transcripts and links available) that look at the work of educators/authors who provided insights shaping my understanding and the presentations that I have provided to many educators across the years.
In this episode, I focused on Joellen Killion’s explanation of the importance of “coaching heavy.” She reminds us that results build relationships.
Bruce Joyce and Beverly Showers’ exploration of the impact of coaching on the transfer of workshop skills to embedded classroom success was an important early footing for me.
Tom Gordon, the originator of Parent Effectiveness Training and Teacher Effectiveness Training identified these learning stages which provide a helpful understanding for those of us coaching and being coached.
Wishing you the best as you hopefully relax and renew for the year ahead. As educators, you impact the future!