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Podcast: Coaching in Response to a Teacher’s Concern or Problem

It’s common for coaches to be pulled into quick problem solving when teachers share a problem or concern. There is much to be gained by coaching slow initially, to seek […]

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Podcast: Personalized Professional Learning – Teacher Voice and Choice in Coaching

How do you personalize coaching conferences so that the teacher’s agenda is driving the process. Working from the teacher’s agenda and maintaining that focus builds trust and increases teacher’s vulnerability […]

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Approaches to Difficult Conversations with Teachers for Instructional Coaches

I was triggered to write this blog after listening to a podcast posted by Coach Better. The hosts along with four instructional coaches explored the question: “What are the best […]

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Planning Questions for Coaching Conferencing and PLC Facilitation

I presented a session for instructional coaches looking to sharpen their questioning skills for conferencing and facilitating along with the deepening an understanding for coaching teachers on their use of […]

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