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.
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.
"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)."
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.
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
"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.
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Coaching is an art. Practice makes perfect. We must work alongside.
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?
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
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Big Mind Zen Center 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.
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...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
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.
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.
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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