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Creative Educator - Five Habits of Great Coaches

Creative Educator - Five Habits of Great Coaches | Instructional Coach | Scoop.it
Coaches do not spend most of their time lecturing or even “front-loading.” Coaches give players opportunities to practice and apply skills in a contextually appropriate situation, providing just-in-time feedback, asking targeted and specific questions, clarifying what is happening, and providing information relevant to what is happening at specific moments.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 2015 4:55 AM

Some really useful tips. Focused on PBL teachers, but the tips can be applied to whatever you teach.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 30, 2015 5:47 AM

Good tips for whatever subject

Linda Croudace's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:19 AM

Don't underestimate the value of a good coach or mentor.

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

by Sara Briggs

 

"The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.

 

So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher."


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Claudine Revol's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:00 AM

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.

So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher.

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

 
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:12 PM

By Sara Briggs

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

Jen Judge's curator insight, July 21, 2014 3:42 PM

Check out the video 48. Let’s Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

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Instructional Coaching

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“Instructional Coaching provides intensive, differentiated support to teachers so that they are able to implement proven practices. Learn the value that teachers can get out of instructional coaching. (Wouldn't it be cool if we all had a coach?”


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Andrea Cruz's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:54 PM

This is my favorite topic today. Coaching is a powerful tool. We can impact instruction on a much larger level when we coach our teachers to success.

Andrea Cruz's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:57 PM

This source is a great tool for PD and for learning about new concepts.

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Teacher Playground: Instructional Coaching Sites

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Great sites to help you as an instructional coach. www.mshouser.com · mbinstructionalcoach.wordpress.com · http://pinterest.com/techgirllsu/instructional-coaching · http://pinterest.com/fwisdlearning · http://pinterest.com/ ...
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Coaching New Teachers: The Importance of Modeling

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I want to make another suggestion for coaching new teachers that is super high leverage and I can almost guarantee that it'll shift a teacher's practice. Here it is: Get in there and do some model teaching.

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Critical Friends: The Benefits of Instructional Coaches

Critical Friends: The Benefits of Instructional Coaches | Instructional Coach | Scoop.it

 

Instructional coaches seem to be a new phenomenon in schools. Their job is to help educators become better teachers. They observe teachers teaching, go over instructional data, and model good teaching practices. As much as this may be new for schools, the core of instructional coaching has been around for a long time.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:43 PM

"Knights says instructional coaches employ the following seven practices:
• Enrolls the teacher - they conduct one-to-one interviews with each teacher prior to the experience. 
• Engages in collaborative planning - The coach meets with the collaborating teacher to discuss how a new teaching practice can be implemented effectively. 
• Models the lesson- The coach must model the lesson in the collaborating teacher's classroom while the teacher observes. 
• Teacher-directed post conference - Both parties must meet to discuss what the teacher observed the coach doing while modeling the lesson. 
• Coach observes the lesson- It's the teacher's turn to teach the lesson. 
• Exploring data together - The coach and teacher discuss the data gathered during mutual observations. 
• Providing continued support - This is a continuous relationship that needs to be fostered over the year."


I am eager to keep practicing effective coaching.  Fidelity is an on-going issue.  

Rachelle Wooten's comment, March 23, 2013 6:10 PM
This was a great read! This is mostly what I do. These practices for Knight will help me more consistent in my quality of service. I plan to begin doing research of my own to assess the impact of ed tech coaching.
Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, March 23, 2013 6:11 PM

This was a great read! This is mostly what I do. These practices for Knight will help me more consistent in my quality of service. I plan to begin doing research of my own to assess the impact of ed tech coaching.

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Don't Fear Feedback, or Why I Love Our Instructional Coach ...

When I met our instructional coach, Dr. Barb Chapman, during my first week of work four years ago at Lee Early College, she seemed very nice and helpful. But the moment she said, “When do you want me to come visit your ...
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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Instructional Coach | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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Infographic: What Does It Take To Be A Teacher?

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What Does It Take To Be A Teacher? Infographic shows that teachers’ realities are growing increasingly complex.


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Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:08 AM

Interesante comparación de la dedicación requerida para ser docente en cinco países del mundo.

Niki Davis's curator insight, May 19, 2014 6:16 AM

Looks too certain to me - there must be enormous difficulties in measuring this across cultures, contexts and other aspects of these rapidly evolving ecosystems. 

Heather Morrow Giles's curator insight, June 19, 2014 10:19 AM

this is why we go home so tired!

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6 Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaching | Dennis ...

6 Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaching | Dennis ... | Instructional Coach | Scoop.it
I am honored to offer my readers this guest post by Jim Knight. If you are not already a subscriber to Jim's Radical Learners blog, I encourage you to become one. I guarantee that you will be informed and inspired by the ideas ...
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An Experiment in Combining Leadership and Instructional Coaching ...

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Here's another blog by my colleague, Anna Martin. Last year (12-13) she was formally an instructional coach, but ended up intentionally engaging one of her clients in leadership coaching.
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The Lasting Impact of Instructional Coaching

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Cause-Effect Coaching

 

David uses a “cause-effect coaching” method.  He shows teachers what they are doing or are not doing (the cause) and how it is related to what the students are learning or not learning (the effect).

The purpose is to show the teacher that the students may not be the cause of why the students are not learning.

 

The cause-effect concept was shown in the original work on classroom management by Jacob Kounin.  He summarized his research from observing teachers and classrooms and concluded that it was “the behavior of the teacher and not the behavior of the students that resulted in student learning.”

 

David says:

 

==> “School leaders and teachers must always examine how their actions or inactions may be creating barriers or creating enhancements to learning.” <==

 

 

 


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 17, 2013 11:32 PM

Learn more about cause-effect coaching.  If it doesn't last, it's just a distraction.  

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:57 PM

Very interesting, a MUST read...

 

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 23, 2013 1:59 PM

Cause-Effect Coaching

 

David uses a “cause-effect coaching” method.  He shows teachers what they are doing or are not doing (the cause) and how it is related to what the students are learning or not learning (the effect).

The purpose is to show the teacher that the students may not be the cause of why the students are not learning.

 

The cause-effect concept was shown in the original work on classroom management by Jacob Kounin.  He summarized his research from observing teachers and classrooms and concluded that it was “the behavior of the teacher and not the behavior of the students that resulted in student learning.”

 

David says:

 

==> “School leaders and teachers must always examine how their actions or inactions may be creating barriers or creating enhancements to learning.

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My Teacher Friend: So...You Want to Be an Instructional Coach?

My Teacher Friend: So...You Want to Be an Instructional Coach? | Instructional Coach | Scoop.it
I am not sure if I have said it formally, but I am officially an Instructional Coach. I should probably update my blog information, huh? I am so very excited about this new chapter in my school life. So, you are considering a career ...
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Teaching America: A Glimpse at the Teaching Profession (Infographic)

Teaching America: A Glimpse at the Teaching Profession (Infographic) | Instructional Coach | Scoop.it

The average day of a public school teacher doesn’t end when the bell rings and the students are gone. Class preparation, grading, bus duty, club advising, coaching and other non-instructional activities are often left out of the discussion on teacher compensation...


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