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Four Conditions Essential for Instructional Coaching to Work

Four Conditions Essential for Instructional Coaching to Work | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
My last post was also about instructional coaching and I started it off by stating that in order for instructional coaching to work, the conditions must be right.
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Barbara Schafer's curator insight, June 18, 2014 5:36 PM

Great advice for the coach!

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To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First

To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it

Envisioning a better future, setting worthy goals, and following through with sustainable impact first and foremost requires leading yourself. Often leadership is a lonely road. And to keep ourselves inspired, motivated, and energized we need to lead ourselves with our heart, purpose, and devotion.


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Purpose, heart, devotion.  Simple.  

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 1, 2013 10:36 AM

(From the article): As the late Stephen Covey so eloquently stated, "personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things."

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Stop Being Comfortable & Start Being Motivated

Stop Being Comfortable & Start Being Motivated | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it

Like most, you probably don’t like new things that you can’t control.

You prefer to be in your comfort zone.


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change=growth

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:22 AM

(From the article): As we head into the New Year, ask yourself, “Am I too comfortable?”

 

Ask, “What do I want to accomplish?”

 

Then, make a decision to leave your comfort zone.

 

Don’t sit there any longer.

 

Don’t settle anymore.

 

And of course, don’t be comfortable.

 

What do you need to leave your comfort zone to achieve?

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:38 AM

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:55 AM

Excellent perspective...time to move and capture our future!

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Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork

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This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Making Collaboration Work. Teamwork and collaboration are critical to mission achievement in any organization that has to respond quickly to changing circumstances.

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Teamwork is a frustrating as it is rewarding.  Here are a few insights about how to make the most out of collaboration.  

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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, February 5, 2013 10:07 AM

My favorite quote: "Conflict, when well managed and focused on a team's objectives, can generate more creative solutions than one sees in conflict-free groups."  All too often conflict is avoided maybe because it is poorly managed but if it's focused on team's goal or mission can be most beneficial.

donhornsby's curator insight, February 14, 2013 8:26 AM

(From the article):The hands-on activities of group leaders do make a difference. But the most powerful thing a leader can do to foster effective collaboration is to create conditions that help members competently manage themselves. The second most powerful thing is to launch the team well. And then, third, is the hands-on teaching and coaching that leaders do after the work is underway. Our research suggests that condition-creating accounts for about 60% of the variation in how well a team eventually performs; that the quality of the team launch accounts for another 30%; and that real-time coaching accounts for only about 10%. Leaders are indeed important in collaborative work, but not in the ways we usually think.

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Relate, repeat, and reframe to promote change

Relate, repeat, and reframe to promote change | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Relationships are key! Nice entry, Dennis!
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"successful change efforts in schools offer a sense of hopefulness that student learning can be improved through a genuine sense of community and teamwork that supports the implementation of new practices (relate). They also provide sustained learning to enable the acquisition of new habits of mind and behavior (repeat) and the development of new frameworks aligned with the innovation (reframe)."


We cannot sustain without relationships.  

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7 Steps To Effective Feedback

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CC licensed image shared by flikr user HikingArtist.com Last week, our educoach chat (a twitter chat dedicated to instructional coaching and professional learning) focused on the topic of giving fe...
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A helpful guide for all coaches giving feedback to others.  

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David Hain's curator insight, February 2, 2013 3:50 AM

Feedback is the breakfast of champions...

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Three Surprising Secrets to Moving People

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All leaders move people. Moving people begins when you understand them, not when they understand you. Daniel Pink believes the ability to move people begins with attunement. “Attunement is the abil...
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"Attunement is the ability to bring ones actions and outlook into harmony with other people and with the context you’re in."


This starts with empathy.  

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Amazon.com: The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution...One Person at a Time (9781457512223): Lead Change Group Inc.: Books

The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution...One Person at a Time [Lead Change Group Inc.] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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A book recommended by a Tweep today

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How To Lead Change: 3 Simple Steps - Forbes

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First the bad news: If you’re not willing to embrace change you’re not ready to lead. Put simply, leadership is not a static endeavor.


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"First the bad news: If you’re not willing to embrace change you’re not ready to lead."


The change cycle in three easy steps;  Identify need for change, lead the change, manage the change.


What follows are 10 key points you then need to consider.  These key points essentially help you negotiate potential roadblocks.  

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Christine Heine's comment, January 29, 2013 9:51 PM
A posting similar to leading through change: http://www.christinemheine.com/2012/09/5-things-school-leaders-should-consider.html
Randall Crosby's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:01 PM

If you are going to grow as a leader, you are going to have to be willing to change.

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To change teaching, change the metaphor

To change teaching, change the metaphor | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Policymakers and administrators try to improve teaching through legislation, teacher evaluation, and professional development. But because teaching is profoundly and often unconsciously affected by...
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Teachers design the context

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Educational Leadership:Coaching: The New Leadership Skill:The Art of Changing Minds

Educational Leadership:Coaching: The New Leadership Skill:The Art of Changing Minds | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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"By helping educators learn for themselves and from one another, our authors argue, coaching can boost teacher effectiveness, enhance student learning, deepen subject area expertise, and improve staff relationships"

 

 Three principles that are crucial to successful coaching: it must be teacher-centered, it must be no-fault, and it must be strengths-based.

 

 "People don't resist change; they resist being changed,"

 

If coaches do not know that their goal is to help colleagues improve instruction or if they are not trained communicators and leaders, the results of coaching may be minimal.

 

Be sure to watch video!

 

 

Coaching is an art.  Practice makes perfect.  We must work alongside.

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What the Best Teacher In the World Wants You to Know - Tioki Blog

What the Best Teacher In the World Wants You to Know - Tioki Blog | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
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Reflections on the types of issues new teachers face when interviewing with buildings.  The essential question is this:  How can my hiring process be improved to ensure that the best teachers and the right teachers are the ones I’m investing my time, energy, money, and personnel on this hiring season?


A good fit is a win for everyone.  

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Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching - May 2011 PD

Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching - May 2011 PD | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
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Wow!  Many resources to help guide and structure your work as a coach.  

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Looking Forward: Instructional Coaching Pre-Program Adoption Staff Attitude Survey

Looking Forward: Instructional Coaching Pre-Program Adoption Staff Attitude Survey | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
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This instrument is designed to allow teachers to anonymously self-report their affective positioning towards instructional coaching. As schools look to implement instructional coaching models as part of a professional development program, professional development personnel will need to gather baseline data regarding their teacher’s level of comfort with the various elements of the instructional coaching process

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The Community Maturity Model

The Community Maturity Model | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Community management is becoming a lot more common at all sorts of organizations - driven by adoption of people doing more and more online a

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What does a growing community look like?

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Mike Collins's curator insight, February 5, 2013 3:45 AM

Still as valid now as it was in 2009

Dawn Adams Miller's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:17 AM

This model seems to have stood the test of time AND it aligns with other community models I've seen.  Love infographics that give you a snap shot and a place to leap from to do deep dives.  Enjoy!

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The Magic of Leadership – Converting

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One of the magical aspect of leadership is the work of converting - thoughts to actions, plans to actions, actions to results.

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We must come out of the clouds and put "feet' to concepts so that people can implement tomorrow.  

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Les Howard's curator insight, February 5, 2013 8:52 AM

Interesting post that could be applied to all levels: students, adults, self, and family. 

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Gloria Inostroza De Celis's curator insight, February 9, 2013 2:54 PM

 

  Ideas que valen la pena de tener siempre en cuenta.

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4 Attributes of a Great Assistant Principal

4 Attributes of a Great Assistant Principal | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
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A good friend of mine has just become an Assistant Principal (Vice Principal), which was probably one of the best jobs that I have ever had.
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The Power of Educational Coaching

The Power of Educational Coaching | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood
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Coaching for teacher empowerment involves GOOD questions to help them find solutions.  

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Learning Coach - A Philosophy, Not an Individual

Learning Coach - A Philosophy, Not an Individual | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
My province, as part of the move toward a more inclusive education system, has posted the following definition on the Education Department website: Learning Coach - a teacher who is knowledgeable a...
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Love Greg's description of a learning coach:  

 

Learning Coach - a teacher who is knowledgeable about inclusion and curriculum, and is skilled at teacher collaboration and sharing promising practices. The learning coach works as part of the learning support team to build the capacity of the school, and works side by side with teachers to improve instruction and design learning experiences that are accessible, effective and engaging for all students.


 

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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their

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Nice list...........making the top 11 was "surprise and delight".  Great food for thought.  

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David Hain's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:27 PM

Likeability and eagerness to please not being the same thing! Nice list and presentation.

France Lefebvre's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:44 AM

Être sympathique, aimable, attachant(e), une idée toute simple!

 

Et si la loi de l'attraction s'appliquait... un leader sympathique attirera des gens sympathiques, qui vont prendre plaisir à travailler ensemble, à accomplir de grandes choses.  Un milieu de travail stimulant, des patrons sympathiques, une nouvelle vieille recette de succès pour nos entreprises?

Tim Ruijters's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:13 PM

TD: zet info uit dit artikel op https://beta.wikiversity.org/wiki/Kernwaarden_Kizumba

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Lead, Coach, and Build Capacity

Lead, Coach, and Build Capacity | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it

Building capacity in the school district means improving and strengthening the learning in our students, employees, teachers, administrators, school board, and community. Coaching is a great way to build capacity, and leaders naturally build capacity.

 


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Includes the characteristics of a great coach.  Short video explains how coaching works.  

 

One characteristic:  Grows other people.  This is an area of focus for me.  We need to help others know where they are and envision where they want to be.  

 

 

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How to Coach Leaders to Really Change | Eblin Group

How to Coach Leaders to Really Change | Eblin Group | Coaching Teacher Leaders | Scoop.it
There was a great article in the New York Times on Sunday called Helping Managers Find, and Fix, Their Flaws.

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Tips for helping leaders overcome that problem of over committment.  

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Monitor Thinking/Learning: 3,2,1 Bridge Routine

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The 3-2-1 Bridge thinking routine is a metacognitive activity
where students should look at how their thinking has changed and developed with new information.  I love to use this routine to engage adult learners before and after our time together.  My benefit?  I use it , in part, to monitor my goals for the day.  The outcome always leaves me in awe!  

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Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals: Diane R. Sweeney: 9781412980432: Amazon.com: Books

Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals

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Book recommendation by @shiraleibowitz

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