I hear you

This week, we are taking a look at communication and collaboration skills in a coaching relationship. I began the quest with the broad question, what are the protocols used in the coaching relationship? In my last blog, I focused on my first month in my new position as a coach. I gave an overview about […]

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Communication & Collaboration- When ‘REAL’ conversations show results.

My colleague, Rachel and I just met to discuss her goals for our coaching session. As we got to talking she shared that she had little time to produce on her goals from our last peer coaching session; I could feel her anxiety drop when I asked if she would like to spend our sessions creating … Continue reading Communication & Collaboration- When ‘REAL’ conversations show results.

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Initiating innovation at Community Colleges

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  Part of the coaching standard addresses how coaches can help teachers incorporate research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences.  I have started to engage education leaders on this very topic at the community college where…

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The Coaching Experience: Listening with Empathy

This quarter, as part of my journey through Seattle Pacific University’s Digital Education Leadership program, we are investigating ISTE coaching …

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A Starting Point for Effective Coaching Sessions

In chapter 4 of The Adaptive School (2016), Garmston and Wellman describe seven norms that are essential to group collaboration: pausing, paraphrasing, posing questions, putting ideas on the table, providing data, paying attention to yourself and other…

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Technology Coaching Guide

For module 2 in my EDTC 6105 course, I focused on indicator f in the ISTE Coaching Standard 2. The indicator focuses on coaching teachers in and modeling research-based best practices of technology integration into their planing.  As a teacher, I’ll admit sometimes I don’t know the research behind the practices I’ve been taught or […]

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The Coaching Relationship ~ The Many Layers of Building Trust through Communication and Collaboration

ISTE-Coaching: Standard 1: Visionary Leadership – d. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms Standard 2: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment – f. Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences Through researching and conversations with …

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ISTE For Coaches -Developing Coaching Skills

ISTE-C Standard 1: Visionary Leadershipd. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms Standard 2: Teaching, Learning, and Assessmentf. Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences Inquiry Question:How can you build positive and comfortable relationship …

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Coaching Teachers and Technology: Mindset Matters

ISTE Coaching Standard 1 For module 1 of our EDTC 6105 course, we are focusing on ISTE Coaching Standard 1 indicator’s b and d. The standard focuses on visionary leadership when planning, developing, communicating, implementing, sustaining, and evaluating technology in classrooms, schools and/or at the district level. As I began reflecting on this standard, the […]

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Tales from a Digital Learning Coach 1 month in…

This week, we are taking a look at ISTE Coaching Standard 1: Visionary Leadership. Specifically, I am concentrating on indicator b: Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels. Before I became a coach I was a 6th grade teacher that tried to integrate […]

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