Crucial Conversations Coaching Julie Christensen Kris Ewert Stacey Phelps. Agenda Coaching Essentials Praxis Crucial Conversations Survey Results Goal Setting Planning Time Camcorder How To’s. Coaching Essentials…. Why do teachers leave the profession?.
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Crucial Conversations Coaching
Camcorder How To’s
Why do teachers leave the profession?
Every new teacher can learn and succeed
Every new teacher is a valued human resource who has invested time and money into preparing for a life dedicated to helping young people
We have a responsibility to ensure these new teachers will succeed.
New teachers must be trained if we want them to succeed.
A coaching program is the best way to let your teachers know you value them and want them to succeed and stay.
The Coaches' Role
Name ________________________Date ______________
Collaborative Explorationof Data
The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel, and misrepresentation.
C. Northcote Parkinson
When talking turns “tough” do we…
Take a deep breath
Pay close attention
Put on our best behavior
Are usually on our worst behavior. Why?
What are crucial conversations we might have as coaches?
When it comes to risky, controversial, and emotional conversations, skilled people find a way to get all the relevant information(from themselves and others) out in the open.
This skill is called…
“The free flow of meaning between two or more people.”
When we enter a conversation we each come in with our own opinions, feelings, theories, and experiences.
The key to establishing a dialogue is to have a shared pool of meaning.
A shared pool of meaning is accomplished by a person making it safe for everyone to add their meaning to the shared pool for the topic being discussed.
In other words… the environment has been made safe so all involved feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, opinions, feelings, and experiences.
How do we learn the dialogue skills necessary to obtain a “shared pool of meaning” and be successful during Crucial Conversations with our new teachers?
This year we will focus on the 7 skills that will enable us to have those
“crucial conversations” successfully;
Start With the Heart – how to stay focused on what you really want
Learn to Look – how to notice when safety is at risk
Make It Safe - how to make it safe to talk about almost anything
Master My Stories - how to stay in dialogue when you’re angry
STATE My Path - how to speak persuasively , not abrasively
Explore Others’ Paths - how to listen when others blow up or clam up
Move to Action – how to turn crucial conversations into action and results
“To Improve Is To Change; To Be Perfect Is To Change Often”
Until next time we will
Start with the heart – work on you first. You are the only person you can control.
What do I really want for myself and my new teacher?
How do I behave to get those results?
a. What does data tell us?
b. What are ways we can improve through our new teacher development sessions?
c. What are ways I can improve when working indivudaully with my new teachers?
Development Session Planning Time
Video Training and Checklist