May certainly lived up to its reputation—we saw a ton of fresh content this past month! Find the top articles from May's weekly coaching roundups below and learn about questions for powerful coaching conversations, the benefits of documenting your coaching work, increasing the impact of your coaching feedback, tips for keeping coaching alive at the end of the year, and more. Enjoy!
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Three Tips to Keep Coaching Alive When Teachers Are Dead Tired
"Schedules are up-ended, test administration and test security are top priorities, and teachers don’t want anything to do with you! [...] This is when teachers and students need you most, coaches! Everyone is tired and in need of some inspiration."
2 Questions for More Powerful Coaching Conversations
"It's never a great moment when a coachee comes back after trying something you suggested to find out it didn’t work. Or is it? [...] It was important to shift his own mindset toward one of learning and away from one of knowing the solution."
"We had over 300 teachers in the study, I found that the type of feedback was only second in importance to the quantity. The major finding: teachers consistently reported a positive benefit from the feedback given to them."
"Lasting change happens one conversation at a time. Let's not allow the elaborate productions of meetings, workshops, and high-stakes data blind us from what we can do that really helps teachers become better for their students: one-on-one coaching."