(1) Offers an original, person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based coaching model that is grounded in research on adult learning and positive psychology. (2) Complements a range of existing coaching models by emphasizing the cultivation of emotional intelligence that is needed to establish trust and eliminate barriers to teacher success. (3) Although the book is grounded in an impressive research base, it is designed as a hands-on guide for practitioners. (4) Real life vignettes and sample coaching dialogues bring important principles to life. (5) Includes a range of tools that are designed to invite reflection on the part of coaches to continuously improve their own coaching practice.

Introduction to Evocative Coaching

Introduction to evocative coaching

This is an exciting time in the field of education. If ever there was a setting ripe for new possibilities and energy, it is now. Our world is inviting us to reinvent schooling and the learning that takes place in schools. There is a new opening for innovation as the emphasis in schools is shifting to cultivating a set of skills among students that can’t be reduced to standardized, machine-scored assessments. These skills are variously called deeper learning, global competencies, 21st century skills, or simply the four Cs of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication (and sometimes additional Cs, such as character, citizenship, or cross-cultural understanding) (Partnership for 21st Century Learning, 2019). This shift requires that teachers ...

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