Engaging All Learners!

Creating a Common Understanding

In this video collection, Joellen Killion discusses the importance of "Creating a Common Understanding" of a coaching program and the roles and responsibilities of coaches.

Fostering a Professional Learning Culture

There are three Big Ideas that are necessary to support a professional learning culture in schools.

Length: 3 minutes 49 seconds

The difference between a coaching program and coaches

There is a difference between a "Coaching" program, as a system or process that has been established to support student learning, and the "Coach" who works within the program.

Length: 2 minute 36 seconds

Coaching program implementation in schools Part 1

Three important principles to implement a Learning Coach program are: leaders as learners, collaboration for all learners, and expertise within.

Length: 5 minutes 10 seconds

Coaching program implementation in schools Part 2

Successful implementation of a Coaching program is impacted by lines of authority within the school, the capacity of people to provide support and the importance of developing relationships.

Length: 4 minute 57 seconds

Administrators aren't always the best coach champions

"Coach Champions" should be a Coach of the Coaches and this role is separate from the role of an Administrator and.

Length: 3 minute 58 seconds

What is the purpose of coaching?

The purpose of coaching is student success and achievement. Close and intimate interaction with teachers and supporting teachers in a wide variety of ways supports inclusive teaching.

Length: 2 minutes 16 seconds

Coaching??? That's a good idea. Let's get some.

Clarity about the purpose of coaching, rationale for coaching and expected outcomes is an essential element of a successful coaching program.

Length: 7 minutes 56 seconds

Effective use of coaches

Coaches should be strategically deployed to support the school reform process.

Length: 4 minute 55 seconds

Expectations and being responsive to a school's needs

The more clearly defined the expectations of a coach are, the more successful your coaching program will be.

Length: 3 minutes 57 seconds

A coaching program example

Clearly defined goals for the coaching program provides direction to all for what the coaching program is, the goals it is intended to achieve and how the coaches spend their time.

Length: 8 minute 38 seconds

Preparing Coaches and Principals for Success

As we establish a coaching program, we need to simultaneously prepare principals and teachers for working with coaches.

Length: 2 minute 48 seconds

Principals and coaches working together

Coaches and principals must work together to establish communication parameters that maintain non-judgmental and non-evaluative conversations.

Length: 5 minutes 27 seconds

Preparing teachers and principals to work with coaches

Preparing teachers and principals for success in a coaching program is as important as preparing coaches for success.

Length: 3 minutes 45 seconds