(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.

The Dynamic Flow of Change

The dynamic flow of change

The point of coaching is to facilitate a teacher’s growth and change to ever higher levels to support student success. That is no small task, and teachers are not always ready, willing, and able to make changes in a particular arena at a particular time. If coaches and teachers readily engage in the coaching process and have designed an experiment they are eager to try, that’s great. If not, this chapter is about what to do next. In this chapter, we explore how coaches assist teachers to balance levels of support and challenge and how they roll with resistance, honor ambivalence, and get out of the way of the teacher’s change process. In many respects, ...

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