Instructional playbooks are packed with tools to facilitate the coaching process. Instead of reducing teaching or coaching to following a script, they provide a framework to apply and adjust to the specific needs of a given teacher and their classroom. In settings where a clearly defined set of teaching strategies already exists, this workshop guides coaches and others (e.g., administrators) through the development of an instructional playbook. Participants will develop a usable draft of an instructional playbook that can be adjusted as necessary.
This workshop is based on The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research Into Practice (2019) by Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, and Sharon Thomas. Participants will receive a copy of this resource as well its complementary workbook. REGISTER
Better Conversations for Instructional LeadersJune 8, 2020
Effective coaches and instructional leaders communicate their message clearly, build healthy emotional connections with others, and maneuver through emotionally complex situations in ways that allow them to speak the truth so that will be heard. This workshop introduces 6 beliefs and 10 habits that promote healthy and productive relationships and is based on Better Conversations (Knight, 2016).
Participants will receive a copy of Better Conversations and its supporting workbook. REGISTER
Introduction to Leadership CoachingJune 9, 2020
The quality of the conversations in an organization can critically influence the organization’s effectiveness. This session explores how a coaching orientation, together with a strong coaching process and key coaching skills, can make a significant and immediate difference in the conversations in which school leaders engage every day. It provides leaders with the tools they need to take a coaching approach to all conversations with their teams.
Three areas of focus will guide the structure of the day:
This workshop was developed by Jim Knight's Instructional Coaching Group to provide a coaching model for administrators, supervisors, and evaluators that is differentiated from an instructional coaching model facilitated by an instructional coach or teacher leader.
Participants will receive a copy of The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools (Campbell and van Nieuwerburgh, 2018) and the Leaders as Coach Workbook (Knight, 2019). REGISTER