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46 minutes | 4 hours ago
#coachbetter Episode 103: The Power of Being a Relentless Learner
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Dr. Will Deyamport, host of the Dr. Will Show, documentary filmmaker, and Instructional Technologist at Hattiesburg Public School District. They talk about the importance of understanding that the work we do as educators has value, and the lessons Dr. Will has learned from working with, and becoming an, edupreneur. Kim and Dr. Will also chat about the importance of being a relentless learner and the value of 24/7 access to learning opportunities in digital spaces - for both teachers and students. If you’re passionate about professional growth and want to instill that “relentless learner” energy in your school community, you’re going to love this episode! coachbetter.tv/episode-103/
15 minutes | 7 days ago
#coachbetter Episode 102: Coaching Skills Aren't Just for Coaches: Coaching As Leadership
In this first #coachbetter Tips episode, Kim talks about the ways that coaching is leadership, inspired by many of the conversations she had with successful women leaders for our new Women Who Lead program. During those conversations she was reminded again and again that the skills we build as coaches, are actually leadership skills and can be applied in many different settings. https://coachbetter.tv/coaching-is-leadership/
54 minutes | 14 days ago
#coachbetter Episode 101: A Case Study in Leading School-Wide Change with Head of School
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim chats with Tara Waudby, Head of School at Riffa Views International School in Bahrain. Tara is an inspirational leader who lives and breathes the mission of her school. Kim and Tara explore one of the initiatives at her school that Tara is most excited about, Ignite Day. This non-traditional school day placed in the middle of the week provides many opportunities for all community members to engage in personalized learning. It’s also a perfect example of completely re-thinking the way learning can look in a future-forward school. Tara is also facilitating our next cohort of our COETAIL (Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy) program. Stay tuned to the end of the conversation to hear more about why Tara is so passionate about COETAIL (and why you should join our next cohort!). coachbetter.tv/episode-101
8 minutes | 21 days ago
#coachbetter Episode 100: Introducing #coachbetter Tips & Semester 2 of Season 2
In this episode, Kim shares all about the new exciting developments we’re making here at Eduro Learning for the #coachbetter community, as well as giving you an overview to our exciting lineup for semester two of season two!
39 minutes | a month ago
#coachbetter Episode 99: Making Coaching Your Culture
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Kristin Ziemke, a teacher and learning innovation specialist in Chicago. Kristin is passionate about literacy and how we can support students in developing a biliterate brain which can transition seamlessly between traditional and digital literacy skills! They discuss the ways we can use technology tools as “equity machines”, the layering of critical literacy skills including consumption and creation, and building a culture of coaching to empower teachers to take risks with new innovations in learning. For those that are interested in the connections between traditional and digital literacy skills, and want to explore the transferable skills between them, this is the episode for you! https://coachbetter.tv/episode-99/
49 minutes | a month ago
#coachbetter Episode 98: How Does Instructional Coaching Fit Within the Context of Teacher Appraisal
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim discusses taking a coaching approach in leadership with Emily MacLean, Deputy Head of Junior School in Melbourne, Australia. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a school leader who is also actively coaching. In this conversation they discuss the importance of growth mindset, particularly within low staff turnover rates, the power of regular coaching conversations for professional growth, and where coaching fits in the process of teacher appraisal. This conversation is an in-depth look at how leaders can make coaching an integral part of their daily work - relevant for coaches and leaders alike! https://coachbetter.tv/episode-98/
52 minutes | 2 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 97: Communication Strategies for Instructional Coaches to Support Teachers During (and After) Remote Learning
It’s almost been a year that we’ve been remote learning and things are still changing, we’re still learning and encountering new surprises during this pandemic. This #coachbetter episode connects us back to our episodes from the spring - even though we’ve been in it for a while, we’re still constantly preparing to go remote, and this highlights the interplay between remote and F2F learning, particularly in our coaching practice. We have five of our superstar coaches from the podcast: Amy, Tim, Diana, Ben, and Will, so you get a wide range of perspectives and experiences! Since many of the schools we were in are back to face-to-face instruction, we also wanted to highlight the transition back to on-site school after an extended period of remote learning. We talk about what worked and what didn’t during remote learning, as well as the experiences coming back to in-person learning this academic year! https://coachbetter.tv/episode-97/
47 minutes | 2 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 96: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome as an Instructional Coach
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim chats with Tonya Gilchrist, Information Literacy Consultant and experienced literacy and technology coach about Tonya’s work with schools around the world, and what she’s learned about building a coaching culture. They also talk about the challenge of “impostor syndrome” as a coach and the importance of being a lifelong learner. If you’re looking for concrete examples of how to build a coaching culture, as well as how to strengthen your practice as a coach, this episode is for you!
41 minutes | 3 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 95: The Value of Having a Mentor As a Learning Leader
This #coachbetter features episode Allison Rodman, founder of The Learning Loop and author of Personalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice. Allison has extensive experience in personalizing professional learning, and shares her key recommendations including for group PD settings. If you facilitate professional learning in any context, this episode is for you!
51 minutes | 3 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 94: Reflective Prompts to Help Teachers & Coaches Bring Social Justice Into Their Classroom
This episode features Alysa Perraras, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Coach at The Columbus School in Columbia. Over the past year, Alysa has worked with all stakeholder groups to build a vision and framework for social justice across the school. Kim and Alysa discuss in-depth, how Alysa and her school community are building the systems needed to create “agents of change” including reflective prompts coaches and teachers can use to consider how we can bring a lens of justice and equity into every subject area. If you are curious about how to implement wide scale, school wide change, in particular through the lens of social justice and equity, this episode is for you! If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check out coachbetter.tv for more resources to help you #coachbetter!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 93: How to Bring an Equity Lens to Your Instructional Coaching Practice
If you are interested in bringing an equity lens to your coaching, this episode is for you! Kim has a conversation with Darnell Fine, an Instructional Coach at Singapore American School. Darnell is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership from USC grounded in racial justice scholarship! They discuss the relationship between education, coaching and equity, successful strategies coaches can use when working to bring an equity lens to our coaching conversations with teachers - as well as pitfalls to avoid, how to identify if schools really are living their mission, and how to start these kinds of conversations on a school wide level - including with parents. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check out coachbetter.tv for more resources to help you #coachbetter!
45 minutes | 4 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 92: Building Coaching Relationships
In this episode of #coachbetter Kim chats with Nneka Johnson, Director of Innovation at the International School Dhakar in Sudan. Relationships are the key to coaching with impact and Nneka shares how she has been able to make great strides in her school in a very small amount of time because of the relationships she builds. Nneka also discusses the evolution of the role of Technology Director to Director of Innovation, changes she has been able to establish at ISD during her tenure, and the expectations she has for teaching and learning this academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are working on building deep relationships with our colleagues - in a virtual or face to face setting, this episode is for you! If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check out coachbetter.tv for more resources to help you #coachbetter!
45 minutes | 4 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 91: Bringing Social Justice into the Classroom
In this episode, Kim talks with Dr. Sawsan Jaber, Founder of Education Unfiltered and High School English teacher in the Chicago area. They discuss, in-depth, how to get started bringing social justice conversations into your classroom, the value of vulnerability as an educator, and the power of technology as a tool for equity in all subject areas If you are interested in supporting teachers in having these kinds of conversations, this episode is for you! If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check out coachbetter.tv for more resources to help you #coachbetter!
43 minutes | 5 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 90: Creating a Culture of Equity & Inclusion
This #coachbetter episode features Ken Shelton, who is currently working with schools around the world on technology, equity and inclusion. Ken’s extensive background with many different school communities provides lots of insight for those of us working towards social justice, and in particular through the lens of technology for equity. If you are interested in coaching for social justice and tech equity, this episode is for you!
53 minutes | 5 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 89: The Difference Between Working with Teams & Individuals, as an Instructional Coach
In this #coachbetter episode we’re chatting with four of our superstar coaches from the podcast: Tim, Ben, Kim and Maggie, so you get a wide range of perspectives and experiences! We talk through the different approaches we take when working with teams as compared to how we work with individuals, the strategies we use to effectively facilitate meetings and the prep work that goes into making those meetings successful, as well as the ways we can support the professional growth of a team by thinking about team dynamics.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
#coachbetter Episode 88: Intro to Season 2
In this episode, Clint and Kim chat about what a return to school in such uncertain times may look like, particularly for coaches who may be working in a hybrid or remote model, as well as the themes for our first semester of podcasts for this academic year.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
#coachbetter Bonus Episode 10: Season 2 Sneak Peek
In this episode we’re highlighting some great moments from upcoming #coachbetter conversations to give you a sneak peek into our second “official” season of #coachbetter. We'll take you on a quick tour of the guests and the episodes so you have some context for the conversations. Not every episode is included here, but you’ll get an overview of our two key themes for the semester: how coaching can support social justice work in our school communities and how coaching and leadership intersect in many different ways.
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