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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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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 75: Essential Coaching Conversation Skills

3/31/2020
Welcome back to another episode of #coachbetter! In today’s episode, Clint and I are chatting with Lynn Sawyer, experienced Cognitive Coach and international education consultant. Lynn has worked with Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools for almost her entire educational career and this conversation gave us an amazing breadth of understanding of not only the history and evolution of Cognitive Coaching, but also many practical takeaways for how to implement this practice in your coaching...

Duration:00:51:42

#coachbetter Episode 74: The Realities of Having to “Sell” the Value of EdTech as a Coach

3/24/2020
Today we’re chatting with Holly Fraser Primary School Educational Technology Coach at International School of Zug and Luzern. Holly shares both the rewards and challenges of building a coaching culture, where often she feels like she has to “sell” the value of tech to her teaching colleagues, but once they can see the impact, the motivation and enthusiasm builds. As an Early Years specialist, Holly understands the challenges of using technology with younger learners and this episode...

Duration:00:45:09

Episode 73: #coachbetter The Practical Application of Coaching Cycles in a Busy School

3/17/2020
Welcome back to another episode of #coachbetter! Today I’m chatting with Joel Bevans, ES Curriculum Coordinator at the International School of Panama. Joel has had a wide variety of experiences, including extensive work with Cultures of Thinking through Harvard’s Project Zero, and he brings them all together in his approach to school leadership and coaching. Our conversation highlights the importance of customizing your coaching approach for every school setting and individual teacher that...

Duration:00:47:49

#coachbetter Bonus Episode: School Leaders Perspectives on Emergency School Closures Due to COVID 19

3/12/2020
Today we’re sharing another episode in our bonus series about emergency school closures due to COVID-19. As requested in our last call, today’s conversation features Heads of School and school leaders from around Asia, Europe and the Middle East to get a school leader perspective on these ongoing closures. We had school leaders in all different stages of the closure process: 6 weeks closed, 2 weeks closed, and preparing to close. We talked about the key learnings school leaders have...

Duration:00:54:12

Episode 72: #coachbetter Building a Coaching Culture

3/10/2020
James shared his experience building a coaching culture from the ground up in the new East Campus of United World College Southeast Asia, and then how he’s creating that culture in an existing school in his new role at GEMS in Switzerland. In every action, James prioritizes kindness and positive assumptions, and it’s clear from his intentional (and often informal) interactions with his colleagues and community stakeholders that he’s a leadership role model for any coaching environment. Get...

Duration:00:54:15

Episode 71: #Coachbetter Working with All Teachers to Build a Coaching Culture

3/3/2020
Today we are chatting with Kimberly House, ES & MS Tech Coach at Bavarian International School in Munich. Kimberly has been at BIS for 25 years and has a unique perspective on the changes in coaching culture based on her extensive experience in one school community. Kimberly shares many strategies for adapting with that change as a coach, from staying motivated when you’re the only coach in the building, to finding your “bright sparks” who are engaged in learning with you, and finding...

Duration:00:59:06

#coachbetter Bonus Episode: Emergency School Closures Due to COVID 19

2/29/2020
Today we’re sharing a follow up to our roundtable discussion featuring educators working in international schools in the Asia region, currently dealing with ongoing emergency school closures due to COVID-19. We talked about the success, continued struggles and most importantly the key learning that schools likely to close should consider. We had lots more that we wanted to chat about, so we’ll be having another follow up soon! Listen to the first episode to see where this all started, and...

Duration:01:02:11

Episode 70: #coachbetter 5 Steps to Move From “Having Coaches” to “A Coaching Culture

2/25/2020
We have four of our superstar guests from our YouTube series, Coaching Fundamentals, Tim, Diana, Marcello and Maggie, so you get a wide range of perspectives and experiences! This conversation was prompted by a question in our #coachbetter Facebook group: “How can I move my school from just “having coaches” to “building a coaching culture”? We talk through the difference between just “having coaches” as compared to a “coaching culture” as well as a 5 step process for taking your school from...

Duration:00:50:24

Episode 69: #coachbetter Finding the Balance between Listening and Explaining

2/18/2020
As coaches, we’re always walking a fine line between uncovering a teacher’s experience and knowledge and sharing our own advice and strategies. We talked about the challenges of managing these deeper conversations with our chronically time-poor colleagues, and how we can tailor our work as coaches to the needs of each teacher we work with. For coaches looking to find master a deep reflective coaching conversation - with all it’s pauses and opportunities for reflection, this episode is for...

Duration:00:29:22

#coachbetter bonus episode: Let's Get Started!

2/13/2020
Listeners and viewers reach out to us all the time and we pride ourselves on being responsive and building resources based on your needs. Check out what we've built based on those questions available here. Please continue to reach out on any of our Eduro Learning social media channels: @edurolearning If you like the consolidated bank of resources please share it and help your peers #coachbetter!

Duration:00:11:31

Episode 68: #coachbetter Using the Technology Integration Matrix to Support Successful Technology Coaching

2/11/2020
On #coachbetter today we have a thoughtful conversation about innovation and change in well-established schools with Daniela Silva, Director of Innovation at Collegio FDR, American School of Lima, Peru. We talk about the importance of presenting change, not as a loss, but as an opportunity to grow. Daniela and her team at Collegio FDR are bringing in tons of exciting innovations while ensuring that the entire school community is on board with both the process and the outcome. For coaches...

Duration:00:54:22

The Power of Community for Professional Growth

2/6/2020
A panel of educators discusses the ways The Coach has shaped their journey. This reflection on the need and the power of relevant professional development will help you look back on your own journey of growth as an educator.

Duration:00:31:01

#Coachbetter Bonus Episode: Approaches to Emergency Long-Term School Closures

2/5/2020
This is a #coachbetter roundtable discussion featuring educators working in international schools in the Asia region, and how they are handling extended closures due to the Coronavirus. We talked about everything from logistics and structure of online learning, to the community and mental health aspect of dealing with long term closures. You can find our Spotlight Video here.

Duration:01:06:05

Episode 67: Engaging School Leaders in Defining a Vision for Instructional Coaching

2/4/2020
On this week's #coachbetter episode school leader Stacy Stephens explains the way her school decided on a coaching model. Stacy offers insight on ways to define a vision for instructional coaches. She speaks to the importance of taking time and gathering perspectives. Head over to coachbetter.tv to get a free listening guide to use with this episode.

Duration:00:52:46

Ep 66: How to Build a Culture of Coaching

1/28/2020
Today's conversation focuses on what instructional coaches can do to help establish a culture of coaching. Our guest, Kim Lelek gives practical advice for any leader or coach who has ever wondered how they can inspire and transform student learning. Head over to coachbetter.tv to get a free listening guide to use with this episode.

Duration:00:51:43

Episode 65: #coachbetter How to Live the Mission of a School

1/21/2020
Today's conversation goes to the heart of school culture. Our conversation explores ways to bring your school mission to life, make teachers and students feel like it is ok to laugh and take risks. Chris Lehmann is the CEO of the Science Leadership Academy Schools. Learn more about his journey as an educator. Head over to coachbetter.tv to get a free listening guide to use with this episode.

Duration:00:34:49

Episode 64: #coachbetter Best approaches to have difficult conversations or give difficult feedback to teachers

1/14/2020
Today we have a conversation about when, why, and how you might provide difficult feedback to teachers, as a coach. We have four of our superstar guests from our YouTube series, Coaching Fundamentals, Tim, Diana, Ben and Pana, so you get a wide range of perspectives! This conversation was prompted by a question in our #coachbetter Facebook group: “What are the best approaches to have difficult conversations or give difficult feedback to teachers?”

Duration:00:46:03

Special Bonus Episode: We wish you a happy break!

12/3/2019
In this episode, Kim and Clint are letting you know that we are taking a short break and that we look forward to coming back with more #coachbetter content in 2020. Kim and Clint leave us with their favorite episodes of the year: Steve Barkley on Episode 55 https://coachbetter.tv/episode-55/ The Content Expert Episode 49 https://coachbetter.tv/episode-49/ Jordan Benedict on Episode 47 https://coachbetter.tv/episode-47/ Cindy Tisdal McPhee on Episode...

Duration:00:05:30

Episode 63: #coachbetter Working with Not So Supportive Admin

11/26/2019
Hello coaches! Welcome back to another episode of Coach.Better! Today we have another episode of our #coachstudies series, where we share a scenario with an archetypal educator and discuss how we would approach a coaching relationship with them. Today’s archetype is a “supportive, but not really so supportive school leader.” We can all relate to the frustration of having great conversations with our school leaders, but those not translating into action. We brainstormed 8 strategies we can...

Duration:00:41:18

Special MastermindED Bonus Episode # 3

11/21/2019
On this week's special #mastermindED episode we hear from educators from around the world as they each share their manifesto for professional learning. We think this episode is perfect for starting a dialogue for schools and teams, and we wanted to help you start that conversation with our listening guide that you can download here. A huge thank you to our guests who made the time and effort to share their wisdom, you can follow them all on Twitter via our list available here. For more...

Duration:01:00:33