Wearing a Coaching Hat as a Principal

Jessica Johnson is an elementary school principal and district assessment coordinator in Wisconsin. She explains how the mindset of a coach doesn't have to stop after transitioning into an administrative role and ways to achieve balance as both a principal and coach.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Coaching, Your Coaching Toolbox, Principal and Coach, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Hat

Permission to Coach Heavy

Joseph Kanke, statewide coaching coordinator in Wisconsin, shares both the benefits of coaching "heavy" and the potential pitfalls with remaining in "light" coaching for too long.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Coaching Meetings, Coaching Methodologies, Coaching Heavy

February 2018 Instructional Coaching Must-Reads

February was teeming with instructional coaching content! We ran out of room in our weekly coaching roundup and have some must-read articles today on establishing a coaching role with school leadership, principal and coach agreements, how to become a reflective coach, reasons why instructional coaching can fall short, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Must Reads, Principal and Coach, Culture of Coaching, Coaching Methodologies

Knight vs. Bambrick: Which Model Best Suits Yours?

When starting off as a coach, it's difficult to gauge exactly how, and how much, to support your teachers. Coaches often go straight from the classroom, where they are used to directly managing students, to their coaching role of supporting adult learners. In that transition, how do you decide the level of input you provide vs. what a teacher provides? How do you help guide them to the strongest levers of action in their classroom while helping them work towards their self-identified goals?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Coaching, Coaching Models, Coaching Methodologies