Three Things to Consider Doing Differently This Year With Your Team

Summer is renewal time for educators, and this year more than ever, educators need to recover and replenish so they can return reenergized in the fall. As we emerge from this pandemic, it is important to consider these three things to do differently this year with your team. […]

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Episode 86: Coaching Conversation: Addressing Race-Based Opportunity Gaps

On today’s episode Elena coaches an instructional coach who works at a school that is the top performing high school in the state where despite their considerable success, students of color are being underserved. While this reality is known and discussed at the district and school-wide level, disparities are not being addressed at the individual classroom level. Elena’s coachee wants to change that and asked to be coached to figure out what is holding her back and how to consistently coach with an equity lens. Together the two discuss 7 foundational steps to take to begin building her foundation for coaching for equity.  […]

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Episode 83: Coaching Conversation: How Do I Set Our Coaching Program Up for Success?

How do you approach starting a new coaching program? Today Elena shares her advice for what you need to consider on the front-end to set your coaching program up for success. […]

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Episode 82: Coaching Conversation: Creating Space

Today on the podcast Elena coaches a former principal turned regional administrator in a power packed 30-minute conversation. The two thought they were going to be focusing on navigating conflict but you’ll hear how with one insightful question the focus shifts to providing the space to reflect on the past turbulent year and what is possible when emotions are explored and we root in our individual and collective experiences.    […]

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