How to Reboot Your Coaching Approach

For any number of reasons, you may be thinking it is time to reboot the way you are coaching. Maybe you have made some miscalculations about how to approach people – you don’t feel certain relationships are where they need to be, and you want to see if your...

Recent Articles About Coaching

Over the past two years, we’ve released a number of articles about various aspects of instructional coaching. This column offers links to some of those publications for those of you who are interested in our research or latest thinking about coaching.  ...

Empathy

As I wrap up day two of our first Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute of the year, I’m thinking about a key strength that we, as coaches, all must have: Empathy. Whether it’s in relation to resource limitations, conflicting personalities among...

Everything You’ve Heard About Checklists Is Wrong

Checklists can feel tedious and reductive, especially in a field like education, where the autonomy of the teacher is so important to success. Some argue that the art of teaching cannot be reduced to a simplistic 15-item checklist, or that telling teachers to use a...