Q&A: What Are Some Essential Elements of Partnership Coaching?

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Kathy Perret asked her coaching peers on Twitter via #educoach what they believe are the foundational elements of partnership coaching. Read on for some great answers and insights!

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Q5 What are the essential elements of partnership coaching? #educoach

Lindsey Deacon looks for guidance from Jim Knight's 7 Partnership Principles:

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Replying to @KathyPerret

A5: For me it starts with the @jimknight99 Partnership Principles: praxis, choice, voice, equality, dialogue, reciprocity, & reflection #educoach

Dr. Amanda Cook believes it starts with 👂 active listening:

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Replying to @KathyPerret

A5 partnerships are all about checking judgment and personal baggage at the door and meeting Ts where they are. Listening with open ears and mind! #educoach

Jim Knight feels teachers should have autonomy in their thinking:

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Replying to @KathyPerret

A5 I would say that partnership coaching is honoring collaborating teachers' ability to think for themselves, and not forcing ourselves on them. #educoach

Paul Hanmann builds his partnerships by getting in the weeds with his teachers:

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A5: Getting off my high horse and walking through the woods with teachers. #educoach

Jeffrey M. Green has three guiding principles he relies on:

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Replying to @KathyPerret

A5 A wise man once told me you need to have a non-evaluative, trusting, and collaborative relationship if you are really going to improve teaching with partnership coaching #educoach

Teri Daulton encourages collaborative conversations that aren't one-sided:

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A5: There needs to dialogue, not just listening, for coaching and change to occur. #educoach

Bethany Ligon focuses on her questioning techniques, paired with listening skills:

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Replying to @KathyPerret

A5 Trust is built by asking questions, listening really, really hard, asking more questions. Having follow through & consistency. Modeling that you're on a journey of learning and improving too. #educoach

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