Empower your staff through coaching! There is an urgent need for school leaders to go beyond “top-down” supervision and coach educators to succeed. Use this comprehensive resource to design and implement an effective, school-wide coaching system that yields powerful results. Aligned with the International Coach Federation’s Professional Coaching Core Competencies, this revised edition demystifies the coaching process and includes: • Recent research projects, award-winning success stories, and trends in the field • Guidance for school leaders on developing, designing, and implementing a successful coaching program • Graphic organizers and practical examples of coaching dialogue • Evaluation tools for coach development An expert educational consultant and founder of The Change Place, LLC, the author is a former president of the New York State Staff Development Council. “Leadership Coaching for Educators offers coaching tips and examples that can be easily adapted. A major strength of this book is the focus on a current topic. The author provides the background, definitions, a foundation and steps necessary for successful coaching implementation.” —Delsia Easley, Principal W. E. Striplin Elementary Gadsden, AL “The work is very well organized and is presented sequentially. It is very easy to follow. The author makes a great case that a major part of the success of each player is dependent upon the coach and the coaching process.” —Dr. Robert A. Frick, Superintendent (Retired) Lampeter-Strasburg School District “The author’s passion for coaching is evident. This makes the text more engaging and helps the reader to become more curious about exploring coaching a change strategy.” —Ruth S. Johnson, Professor of Educational Leadership California State University, LA
Chapter 8: Implementing Successful Coaching
Implementing Successful Coaching
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
In This Chapter
- Creating Conditions for Success
- Policies and Decision Making
- Communication Flow
- Selecting and Training Coaches
- Executive and Leadership Coaching
- Leadership Coaching for School Change
- A Coaching Approach to Continuous School System Improvement
During a lunch break at an education conference, I recall speaking with a school board member distressed over the district’s dysfunctional coaching program. The program was more than two years [Page 231]old. Instructional coaches were trained and making classroom visits. From a bird’s-eye view, it might look ...