CFF Coaches’ Training. Tools for Coaches November 28, 2006. Facilitators: Ellen B. Eisenberg, Project Director PA High School Coaching Initiative Dianne Arnold, Literacy Mentor, Foundations, Inc. Tom Sebastian, Director of High School Coaching, Foundations, Inc.
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Tools for Coaches
November 28, 2006
Ellen B. Eisenberg, Project Director PA High School Coaching Initiative
Dianne Arnold, Literacy Mentor, Foundations, Inc.
Tom Sebastian, Director of High School Coaching, Foundations, Inc.
Coaching is no longer just for athletes.
In small groups…
7. Learning Facilitator
8. School Leader
9. Catalyst for Change
Director of Special Projects, NSDC
Balance SD requirements and PAHSCI requirements
Ask permission to share ideas, materials, etc.
Offer coaching to all teachers
Look at data – plan PL opportunities around data
Listening with skill can become part of almost everything we can do.
WE can listen to much more than what we can hear.
Powerful listening means being willing to learn from anyone and to question almost everything.
Discover new sensations by paying full attention to your environment.
Listen with only the intention to understand another person.
Describe the kinds of sounds you’d regularly like to have in your life.
Talk to one another at your table about courage. Define COURAGE. What does courage look/sound like? When do you need courage in your job? What would you do if you had COURAGE?
How might these ideas help you deliver
feedback in your role as a coach?
The Change Becomes THERE!
Part of Life
Change as a Journey
Some forward movement
Focus returns to the vision
A Catalyst Starts
Mandated Change versus
Desire to Change
Unknown territory with
Where are you now?
What do people need?
Adapted from: Tools for Change Workshops, R. Champion, National Staff Development Council, 1993
The Journey of Change THERE!
Change is imminent
A Catalyst Starts the
Change Becomes a
Part of Life
Bill Gates THERE!
Yo Yo Ma
Find one partner. Choose two of the norms of collaboration
and practice using them in a conversation about your work.
Return in 15 minutes!
Jennifer Abrams, Palo Alto Unified Schools, 2004
What is the implementation rate for new learning in traditional professional development without follow up?
Showers, Murphy, and Joyce, 1996
Recent Research Indicates -
With Classroom Coaching
Implementation rates rise…
85% - 90%
University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
Burning Questions THERE!