Coaching is a form of professional development that, when implemented well, is highly impactful because it takes place in the context of a trusting relationship, is individualized and naturally differentiated, and is driven by the day to day needs and aspirations of the learner. An instructional coach works to continually build the learner’s capacity to be a reflective, self-directed learner.
Coaches can play a unique role in supporting educational equity in schools, as the coach can be a mirror, provide a space to be vulnerable, and a space for the learner to reflect deeply on the degree to which their actions align with their beliefs and values and their impact in the classroom.
In this course, you’ll deepen your skill with facilitative coaching; coaching around beliefs and coaching for empowerment. You’ll also refine your skills around planning, goal setting, and reflecting on coaching conversations to work more intentionally and purposefully. You’ll also hone your vision for equitable classrooms as well as your way of being as a coach.
We will accomplish objectives through reading articles and book chapters about coaching, watching coaching role plays and videos, engaging in small and large group discussions, activities, and reflective writing, as well as practicing coaching skills through simulations and actual coaching conversations.
This course is the second module in our series on instructional coaching. If you did not take the first module, but have taken other coach training or have coaching experience, please indicate that in the registration materials and we will be in touch.