Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time
- Megan Tschannen-Moran - William and Mary University, USA
- Bob Tschannen-Moran - LifeTrek Coaching International, President
Coaching | Curriculum Leadership | Staff Leadership
Cultivate emotional intelligence and eliminate barriers to coaching success
Challenging times demand we change how we teach, and research shows that coaching is the best way to bring about robust change in instructional practice. The second edition of Evocative Coaching helps skillful coaches develop trust and unearth the values and fears that both motivate and block teachers from achieving all that they hope.
Using the LEAD (listen, emphasize, appreciate, and design) process, Evocative Coaches take a partnership role, ask questions, and co-create designs. This person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based model is grounded in adult learning theory and positive psychology and emphasizes the emotional intelligence needed to establish trust. The hands-on guide for coaching practitioners works with other coaching models and
· is grounded in extensive research
· includes real-life vignettes and sample dialogues that bring important principles to life
· provides tools designed to invite reflection and help coaches continuously improve
With evocative coaching, educators can rise to new heights of ambition and ability and discover new solutions to the complex challenges they face.
"Evocative Coaching is a refreshing approach that will get many coaches excited. It dials down to the basic building block of the coaching process that sometimes gets forgotten - the construction of a trusting relationship between the coach and their learning partner. It fosters positivity, amplifies current strengths, and focuses on human connection with a learning partner/coachee, which is a change from the data-crunching, nuts-and-bolts setup of some coaching styles.This is an approach that will help instructional coaches to re-focus and work on their interpersonal skills and the methods they use within their coaching sessions."
"In Evocative Coaching, the authors model how a coach can stay completely respectful of a teacher while also continuing to find ways to support a teacher in experimenting with and implementing stronger practices. Using the LEAD Model, along with helpful sample coaching conversations and real-life vignettes, authors have created a logical and intuitive resource."
"This book is a must read. It is a must read because it shares wisdom and big heart of the authors. Throughout the book they echo the sentiments of Emerson.. “to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.”
"Evocative Coaching presents the next level of coaching and speaks more to how to get a teacher to find the answers within themselves and provide the space for a teacher to explore while taking risks within their instructional practices."
Well structured and developed content that would be beneficial to coaching roles