Time is critical in almost everything we do. It is no different for a coach, teacher, administrator, or anyone in education for that matter. For someone not in a regular classroom, he or she usually asks, "What do you spend most of your time doing?"
Whether you are beginning a coaching effort, or continuing to build on what’s been started, an important step is to clearly define the coaching role. Through our work in K-12 schools, we’ve learned that if we are intentional about defining the coach’s role, then teachers
First and foremost, I'm not an instructional coach. The reason for this post is because I believe so strongly in instructional coaching and have benefited so much from it that I want to encourage you to look into it.
From my very first coaching session with
Coaching is all about establishing effective partnerships that will enhance student performance. It is important for educators on every level within a district to understand the importance of proactive collaboration. From district administrators, to principals and teachers, to coaches and everyone in between, working together
When coaches ask why their instructional coaching efforts aren’t having the impact that they would like to see, I oftentimes ask them to take a step back to analyze the situation. Coaching skills don’t mean a lot if they aren’t grounded in a set of
A dozen years ago I took on the role of an Instructional Coach in the school of my tiny town I grew up in. I was filled with blind optimism. Imagine Dorothy, post Emerald City, exclaiming “Oh, there’s no place like home!” I showed up