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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!

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Episodes

#coachbetter Episode 18: We’re All on the Same Team: A School Leader’s Perspective

1/15/2019
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In this episode we’re chatting with Tico Oms, Middle School Dean of Students at the International School Bangkok. Tico shares his experience and perspective as a school leader coming from a background in the fast-moving high tech industry. Tico helps define the power of coaching in an innovative school environment as well as the potential of being a lone “island of trust” if you’re working in a more traditional school structure. His vision for coaching and leading from the middle is...

Duration:00:49:50

#coachbetter Bonus Episode: Level Up Your Coaching: Introducing Our Experts!

1/8/2019
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Introducing our 8 Experts in our new series: Level Up Your Coaching.

Duration:00:08:06

#coachbetter Episode 17: Relationships: The Power of Learning Together as New Coaches

1/1/2019
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Hello coaches! Welcome back to another episode of Coach.Better! Today Kim is chatting with two of our amazing participants in the second cohort of our The Coach microcredential: Jana Poukka and Nadia Ellis. Jana is currently a Technology Coach in Germany, and Nadia is a grade 3 classroom teacher and team leader in Vietnam. Jana and Nadia are both new to coaching and describe their professional growth process for learning about how to be an outstanding learning coach. For those of you new to...

Duration:00:43:32

#coachbetter Bonus Episode: 2019 #coachbetter preview

12/25/2018
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Woohoo! Great things are coming to the channel in 2019! We're so excited about all the developments in our #coachbetter series that Kim had to share them here with you! Plus you get a sneak peak at one of our new series coming in 2019 called 5 Minute Friday with quick coaching tips in under 5 minutes every week! The one shared in this bonus episode is 5 Ways to Become a Better Learning Coach.

Duration:00:10:12

#coachbetter Episode 16: Demonstrating Your Value as a Coach

12/18/2018
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In this episode we’re chatting with our panel of coaching experts from our Coaching Fundamentals series about demonstrating your value as a coach. If you missed our Coaching Fundamentals series, we have a link in our full shownotes to it. This conversation was full of practical strategies and tips for tracking, documenting and sharing the value coaches add to any school. We talked the different types of data we could be collecting and how we can use it to inform our practice as coaches. If...

Duration:00:47:20

#coachbetter Episode 15: Going Deeper with Coaches

12/11/2018
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Today we’re chatting with Will Kirkwood, Educational Technology Coordinator in the Lower School of Zurich International School. Will shares his thoughts on how to reposition his role as a tech coach “from having cool experiences and fixing things, to engaging in conversations about improving student learning”. Full Show Notes here: https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-15

Duration:01:01:17

#coachbetter Episode 14: We’re All on the Same Team: A Counselor’s Perspective

12/4/2018
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In this episode, we’re chatting with Adam Clark, Secondary School Counselor at Yokohama International School in Japan. Adam highlights the importance of building an open and collaborative school culture where teachers, coaches, students and leaders all feel safe enough to be vulnerable in their individual learning journeys. Full Show Notes here: https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-14

Duration:00:42:50

#coachbetter Episode 13: We’re All on the Same Team: A Librarians Perspective

11/27/2018
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This week we’re talking to Danny Glasner, K12 Teacher-Librarian at UWC Thailand in Phuket. Over the course of his career, Danny has been a classroom teacher, librarian, and a coach, so draws from lots of different experiences in our conversation about librarians and coaches today! He highlights the importance of collaborative relationships in making coaching most effective and points out some really interesting similarities and differences between being a librarian and a coach. Full Show...

Duration:00:34:57

#coachbetter Episode 12: We’re All on the Same Team: A Teacher’s Perspective

11/20/2018
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In this episode we’re chatting with Jabiz Raisdana, Head of Grade 8 and Middle School English Teacher at United World College, SouthEast Asia in Singapore. As an experienced classroom teacher, digital literacy coach, and school leader, Jabiz shares his perspectives about building a successful coaching relationship. Jabiz highlights the importance of viewing your colleagues as human beings and the need for coaches to adapt and adjust for each individual teacher, just like we would for...

Duration:00:40:50

#coachbetter Episode 11: Going 1:1

11/19/2018
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In this episode of #coachbetter we talk about tips and advice when moving to a 1:1 program, plus the pros and cons of BYOD. It gets a little spicy!

Duration:00:33:40

#coachbetter Episode 10: Our Coaching Journeys

11/19/2018
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In today’s episode, it’s just Kim and Clint because they are super excited about some new developments with this #coachbetter series and they wanted to share a little bit of their coaching experience with you. Full Show Notes https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-10/

Duration:00:43:53

#coachbetter Episode 9: We’re All on the Same Team: A Teacher’s Perspective

11/19/2018
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Reid Wilson, Year 5 Homeroom teacher at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand, shares his experience as a classroom teacher working with a wide variety of coaches, both at NIST and in his previous schools. Reid shares his perspective on how coaches are experts at giving their teachers “permission for potential”, as well as specific feedback on what can make the coaching experience even more invaluable for teachers. For coaches wondering how best to work with the innovative and...

Duration:00:48:09

#coachbetter Episode 8: Going Deeper With Coaches

11/19/2018
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In this episode Clint chats with Jess Keummerlin, Innovative Learning Coach at Shekou International School. Jess highlights the importance of empathy in building strong coaching relationships with members of his school community and shares some tips from his coaching tool kit to be visible, effective and understood as a coach. Full Show Notes https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-8/

Duration:00:38:47

#coachbetter Episode 7: We’re All on the Same Team: A School Leader’s Perspective

11/19/2018
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This week we’re chatting with Rebekah Madrid, Middle School Principal at Yokohama International School in Japan. Rebekah shares her perspective about coaching as a school leader, along with insights about making coaching work in a mid-sized school, as well as some very specific, strategic and smart ways for coaches to make themselves invaluable to any organization. Rebekah, Clint and I all worked together at YIS for several years, so this was a fantastic opportunity to get an inside look at...

Duration:00:40:23

#coachbetter Episode 6: We're All on the Same Team A Librarian's Perspective

11/19/2018
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This week we’re chatting with Philip Williams, Head Librarian at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand. As a librarian at NIST, Philip is part of the coaching team, so this episode in particular highlights the overlaps of how a modern librarian fits into a culture of coaching at a school. Philip shares lots of great examples of how, even in schools without a coaching team, a librarian can be a stepping stone into building that coaching culture – with librarians as an information...

Duration:00:53:59

#coachbetter Episode 5: Exploring and Understanding Different Coaching Models

11/19/2018
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Our awesome panel of expert coaches from around the world are back to help us explore and understand different coaching models! Full Show Notes https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-5/ Featured Guests Keri-Lee Beasley: https://twitter.com/klbeasley Ben Sheridan: https://twitter.com/b_sheridan Maggie Hos-McGrane: https://twitter.com/mumbaimaggi Tim Bray: https://twitter.com/tsbray Diana Beabout: https://twitter.com/dianabeabout Your Host Kim Cofino...

Duration:00:55:37

#coachbetter Episode 4: We're All on the Same Team A School Leader’s Perspective

11/19/2018
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This week we’re chatting with Christina Botbyl, Director of Curriculum at the American International School of Kuwait. Christina offers us her perspective as a school administrator and shares some of the successful strategies to a build a culture of coaching at AIS Kuwait as well as how instructional coaching supports student learning through teacher development and growth. This was a really deep and thoughtful conversation about coaching with a school leader who is as passionate about...

Duration:00:54:45

#coachbetter Episode 3: Going Deeper with Coaches

11/19/2018
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In this episode we chat with Tanya LeClair, Elementary Innovation Coach at the American International School of Guongzhou. Tanya talks about the importance of being a great collaborator in her role as a coach and shares her insight on advocating for teachers and building a coaching culture with her admin. Full Show Notes https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-3/

Duration:00:46:06

#coachbetter Episode 2: Getting Started in a New School as an Experienced Coach

11/19/2018
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For experienced coaches who have moved to a new school, Guest Diana Beabout shares her tips, tricks and reflections on walking that fine line between pushing without shoving, as an instructional coach. Full Show Notes https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-2/

Duration:00:36:57

#coachbetter Episode 1: Starting a New School Year

11/18/2018
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Another conversation with our awesome panel of coaching experts. Today’s topics: Back to school as a coach, how do you support your staff? Full Show Notes https://elpn.edurolearning.com/coachbetter/episode-1/ Featured Guests Pana Asasavatana https://twitter.com/panaasavavatana Keri Lee Beasley https://twitter.com/klbeasley Tim Bray https://twitter.com/tsbray Your Hosts Kim Cofino https://twitter.com/mscofino Clint Hamada https://twitter.com/chamada

Duration:00:38:14