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Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better. Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better. Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

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United States

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Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better. Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

Language:

English


Episodes

#coachbetter Episode 102: Coaching Skills Aren't Just for Coaches: Coaching As Leadership

1/19/2021
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/

Duration:00:15:10

#coachbetter Episode 101: A Case Study in Leading School-Wide Change with Head of School

1/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:54:08

#coachbetter Episode 100: Introducing #coachbetter Tips & Semester 2 of Season 2

1/5/2021
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!

Duration:00:07:39

#coachbetter Episode 99: Making Coaching Your Culture

12/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:16

#coachbetter Episode 98: How Does Instructional Coaching Fit Within the Context of Teacher Appraisal

12/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:38

#coachbetter Episode 97: Communication Strategies for Instructional Coaches to Support Teachers During (and After) Remote Learning

12/1/2020
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,...

Duration:00:52:06

#coachbetter Episode 96: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome as an Instructional Coach

11/17/2020
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,...

Duration:00:46:45

#coachbetter Episode 95: The Value of Having a Mentor As a Learning Leader

11/3/2020
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!

Duration:00:40:34

#coachbetter Episode 94: Reflective Prompts to Help Teachers & Coaches Bring Social Justice Into Their Classroom

10/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:50:43

#coachbetter Episode 93: How to Bring an Equity Lens to Your Instructional Coaching Practice

10/6/2020
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...

Duration:00:55:51

#coachbetter Episode 92: Building Coaching Relationships

9/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:44:52

#coachbetter Episode 91: Bringing Social Justice into the Classroom

9/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:45:10

#coachbetter Episode 90: Creating a Culture of Equity & Inclusion

9/1/2020
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!

Duration:00:42:33

#coachbetter Episode 89: The Difference Between Working with Teams & Individuals, as an Instructional Coach

8/25/2020
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...

Duration:00:52:39

#coachbetter Episode 88: Intro to Season 2

8/18/2020
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.

Duration:00:32:49

#coachbetter Bonus Episode 10: Season 2 Sneak Peek

8/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:17:30

#coachbetter Episode 87: The Importance of School Leaders Valuing Instructional Coaching

6/23/2020
Today on #coachbetter we’re chatting with Stuart McAlpine, Director of Teaching & Learning at UWCSEA. Stuart his perspective on the way that both Cognitive Coaching and Instructional Coaching support teacher professional growth at UWCSEA. We talk about the critical importance of leadership demonstrating an understanding and belief in the power of coaching to build a culture of coaching, and the ways that coaches can help school leaders understand why coaching is so important for teacher...

Duration:00:32:58

#coachbette Episode 86: How Instructional Coaching Supports Professional Growth At All Levels of a School

6/16/2020
Today on #coachbetter we’re chatting with Jim Laney, Head of School at the American Embassy School in New Delhi. This conversation was a powerful reflection on the importance of seeing ourselves as learners - and the value that coaching can bring to that experience. Jim shares his experience being coached, and building a coaching culture as a school leader. His perspective about the value of coaches, and the ways that many middle level leaders in schools are also coaches helps shine a light...

Duration:00:54:41

#coachbetter Episode 85: The Challenges Instructional Coaches Face - And What We Can Do About Them!

6/9/2020
Hello coaches! Welcome back to another episode of #coachbetter! Today, Clint and I are chatting with Stéphane Vermeulin, Lower School Digital Learning Coach at International School Luxembourg. Stéphane has had a wide variety of experiences, including teaching at the university level and extensive work with Cultures of Thinking with Ron Richard, and he brings them all together in his approach to coaching. Our conversation highlights the critical importance of building a trusting environment...

Duration:01:08:36

#coachbetter Episode 84: The Importance of Being Self-Directed as an Instructional Coach

6/2/2020
How can instructional coaches effectively partner with building admin who are stretched thin? We all know how busy our school leaders are, so we took this with a positive frame and strategized 6 ways that can coaches be a positive addition to a school leader's busy day. If you are looking for more ways to support your building leaders and develop strong professional relationships, this episode is for you! Consider exploring our resources at coachbetter.tv/start for more resources.

Duration:00:20:27