(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.
Once the work of the first three phases of evocative coaching is done, motivation and movement pick up steam. Teachers feel good about themselves, their experiences, and their abilities. They have framed their aspirations and identified opportunities that they now yearn to see realized. In short, teachers are inspired. At that point, then, one thing is necessary to complete a cycle of the evocative coaching process: design. “How do we make this happen?” is the operative question of the design phase. To give their opportunities traction and to move in the direction of their aspirations, teachers work with their coaches to brainstorm ways for moving forward, select the ones they want to pursue, design strategies they feel confident about, experiment with new behavioral ...