(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 Reflective Coach

The reflective coach

In this book we have introduced the process of evocative coaching as an effective and enjoyable way to promote learning, growth, and change in teachers. Whether our person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach challenged your own assumptions and approach to coaching or whether it resonated deeply with your previously held convictions, we invite you now to reflect on what we have presented in light of your own experience. In this way you can fashion your own definition of coaching—a definition-in-action—that will clarify, facilitate, and empower your way of being with the teachers you coach.

Just as we coaches invite teachers to reflect on their experiences to generate new stories and design new actions, we take the time to do that for ourselves ...

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