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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 115: Finding Your Voice as a Coach

4/21/2021
Welcome back to another episode of #coachbetter! We’re continuing with our #coachbetter tips, inspired by our FiveMinuteFriday episodes on YouTube. In this episode, Kim shares 3 ways to find your voice as an instructional coach. If this is a topic you would like to dig deeper into and you’d like to explore in your own professional learning, please head over to EduroLearning.com to see all of the great professional learning opportunities we have for you....

Duration:00:10:16

#coachbetter Episode 114: Lessons Learned from Remote Coaching

4/13/2021
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Lisa Stringfellow (teacher, coach, ed tech coordinator, and author) about the lessons she’s learned as a coach during both remote and hybrid learning; the ways that teachers can share successes with their colleagues, even when stress levels are high and time is limited; the development of this coaching role in her context and, of course, her book - and how she brings writing to life in her English classroom with her students! There is so much to...

Duration:00:47:12

#coachbetter Episode 113: Defining Your Role as a Coach

4/6/2021
We’re continuing with our #coachbetter tips, inspired by our FiveMinuteFriday episodes on YouTube. In this episode, we have a guest host, Diana Beabout, Academy Mentor for The Coach Microcredential. Diana is sharing four considerations to effectively define the role of a coach. If this is a topic you would like to dig deeper into and you’d like to explore in your own professional learning, please head over to EduroLearning.com to see all of the great professional learning opportunities we...

Duration:00:09:35

#coachbetter Episode 112: The Importance of Having a Coach, As a Coach

3/30/2021
In our fourth and final episode in our short series on Coaching in Practice, Kim is chatting with Whitney Mercer & Megan Holstrom. Whitney is the Lower School Instructional Coach at the American School of Madrid, and Megan is consulting as a coach with her school. From start to finish, this episode highlights the importance of having a coach, as a coach. The relationship that Megan and Whitney have built demonstrates the value of having someone to be vulnerable with, someone to work...

Duration:00:56:01

#coachbetter Episode 111: 10 Tips for Effective & Purposeful Difficult Conversations

3/23/2021
In another episode of #coachbetter we’re continuing with our #coachbetter tips, inspired by our FiveMinuteFriday episodes on YouTube. In this episode, Kim is sharing 10 tips for effective and purposeful difficult conversations. These were all inspired by the Women Who Lead interviews that Kim conducted in the first half of 2020, so you’re getting the collective wisdom of over 70 successful women leaders here in this episode!...

Duration:00:15:00

#coachbetter Episode 109: Seeing Yourself as a Coach

3/9/2021
In this #coachbetter tips episode, inspired by our FiveMinuteFriday episodes on YouTube, we have a guest host, Diana Beabout, Academy Mentor for The Coach Microcredential. Diana is sharing 3 ways to see yourself as a coach - even if your job title doesn’t include the word coach or coaching. https://coachbetter.tv/seeing-yourself-as-a-coach/

Duration:00:11:07

#coachbetter Episode 108: Coaching In Practice: Building an Instructional Coaching Relationship: A Coach & Coachee Conversation

3/2/2021
In this second episode in our short series on Coaching in Practice for #coachbetter, where we chat with coaches and their coachees to better understand the complexities of building coaching relationships, Kim is chatting with Aaron Shelby and Sasha Robins. Aaron was Sasha’s first instructional coach and inspired her to become a coach herself. They talk about the process of building their coaching relationship, what it felt like from both sides, and the outcome of their work together. They...

Duration:00:50:07

#coachbetter Episode 107: How Does Coaching Work in Practice: A Coach & Coachee Conversation

2/23/2021
This special #coachbetter episode is the first in our short series on Coaching in Practice featuring coaches and their coachees to more deeply explore what coaching looks like from both perspectives. Kim meets with Megan Holmstrom and Jordan Benedict. Megan is an experienced instructional coach and Jordan, now currently a coach, was her coachee when they both worked at the American School of Dubai. This conversation is a reflective and insightful look at how coaching is perceived by...

Duration:00:59:17

#coachbetter Episode 110: Coaching In Practice: How to Build Coaching Relationships with Teachers of Different Experience & Expertise

2/16/2021
This is our third episode in our short #coachbetter series on Coaching in Practice. We often get questions about what coaching looks like in practice so we are excited to share this short series with you. In this episode we have a team conversation with two coachees (Nellie & Jackie) and their coach, Megan. Nellie, Jackie and Megan work together at the American School of Madrid, where Megan is a “coach in residence” and Nellie and Jacki teach grade 1 and learning support. This conversation...

Duration:00:51:08

#coachbetter Episode 106: One question that will transform your coaching practice

2/16/2021
In this episode, Kim shares a very simple, but very effective, coaching question that she uses in all of her coaching conversations. Just adding this one question into your conversations can give you great insight into what your coachees are getting out of their work with you AND how you can continue to improve in your coaching practice! If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to check out coachbetter.tv for more resources to help you #coachbetter!

Duration:00:15:45

#coachbetter Episode 105: The Importance of Making Time for Reflection

2/9/2021
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim explores the professional development journey with a panel of participants in the current The Coach microcredential. Each participant also shares a specific coaching story that they’ve been able to implement as part of their work in The Coach. If you want an inside look at what we’re learning in The Coach, and how that learning looks, in practice and why our participants are learning so much, this conversation is a “must listen”!...

Duration:00:58:56

#coachbetter Episode 104: Moving Beyond Working with the Willing

2/2/2021
In this #coachbetter 5 Minute Friday episode, Diana shares four strategies to consider when moving beyond ‘working with the willing’ and engaging teachers who might not feel ready for the coaching process. “Working with the willing” is an effective strategy for teachers to build a culture of coaching in a school but it has its limitations. Coaches must take the initiative to step out of their comfort zone and engage teachers who may need support in stepping out of theirs....

Duration:00:09:45

#coachbetter Episode 103: The Power of Being a Relentless Learner

1/26/2021
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...

Duration:00:45:55

#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