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Do you have instructional coaches in your school? As a leader, how are you working with them to maximize their impact and ensure that their work is focused on coaching? Is there clear distinction between coaching and evaluation so that teachers feel safe to work with the coaches you’ve hired? After working with coaches in international schools for the last 8 years (and being a coach myself for over a decade before), I know the Coach-Principal partnership is essential to the success of your instructional coaching program.
As leaders, your understanding of coaching, and your day-to-day management of coaches will determine this outcome. This session will highlight the ways that principals and other school leaders can work successfully with their instructional coaches to ensure that you are seeing a positive impact from your coaching program.
Are you ready to have deeper, pedagogically-focused conversations with teachers about possibilities of technology for learning? Tired of surface level conversations about tools and tech support? No matter what your job title is, you can bring instructional coaching strategies to your role in edtech to help teachers transform learning through technology.
This session will highlight instructional coaching strategies and practices that will help you transition “tech support” conversations into learning-focused pedagogical conversations. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of what instructional coaching is and how it can transform your work with teachers!
Do you have instructional coaches in your school?
Are you wondering what they do & how they might be able to help you?
This session will address what coaching is, how it works and why every educator (including YOU) deserves a coach.
Curious about potentially becoming a coach? See how coaching can transform school culture too!
Making the move to an instructional coaching position is very exciting! You get the opportunity to work with so many different teachers and classrooms, and be part of big picture conversations around teaching and learning to support professional growth in your community. But… it’s a role that has a steep learning curve.
Being a coach can feel like you’re in the “messy middle” because you’re no longer in the classroom with really clearly defined expectations, but you’re also not a school leader, with clearly defined authority. It’s not always easy to make this transition, and there are some key strategies you can apply to feel confident, calm and capable – even in your first year as an instructional coach! Discover exactly what to focus on as you begin to build your coaching practice so you’re prepared for your new role!
Not all coaching teams and programs are created equally, and we can easily see that coaching is more effective in some schools than others. Is it all a matter of personality? Or skill set? Or expectations?
This session will highlight 5 concrete strategies to build your coaching program & improve your coaching practice so you can make a bigger impact on teaching and learning in your school setting.
Coaching conversations are an art. Finding just the right questions, just the right tone, and just the right phrases for YOU as an instructional coach, that work just right with your coachees, is a special skill. When we hear highly experienced coaches having a coaching conversation, their conversational choices seem so natural and easy. How do you find your own “voice” as a coach?
In this session I’ll share specific strategies that you can use to intentionally build your coaching toolkit. Applying these skills will have you feeling just as natural and confident in your coaching conversations as your coaching idols!
Are you struggling to build a coaching culture in your school setting? Are you frustrated by teacher reluctance or lack of leadership? Do you feel like something is missing to make coaching work? There are 3 key elements necessary to create a thriving coaching culture in all school settings. But, the reality is that most schools are missing one – and they don’t even realize it!
In this workshop, you’ll learn exactly what’s needed to create a thriving coaching culture AND get the tools to identify the gaps in your coaching program so you can take action immediately! Are you ready to create a thriving coaching culture in your school this year?
Being a coach is a big job! You’re constantly supporting and advocating for others, and sometimes that means you put yourself last. As coaches, we may need to be reminded that “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” For you to be your best self in your school setting, it’s important to take self care seriously.
Taking the time to take care of yourself allows you to be present at work. Being calm, present and balanced in your role makes you more approachable as a coach to the teachers that you work with.
This session includes nine intentional strategies for self-care that you can apply to your coaching practice today – so you can bring self-care to work, instead of saving it all for the weekend!
During the spring of 2020, I interviewed over 70 successful women leaders in educational settings around the world to better understand the unique experiences women face in pursuing a leadership role. From Heads of School, to Curriculum Directors, to Principals and Influential Leaders, these interviews were designed to be intentionally inclusive and authentically represent the diversity we need in educational leadership.
In this session, you’ll hear directly from 15 of our Women Who Lead (in video format), sharing the challenges they faced, as well as potential solutions that we can work towards together.
You will get a window into the potential experiences of aspiring women leaders so that we can be better prepared for the journey ourselves, or better support aspiring women leaders in our organizations.