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Coaching Conversations : Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time - Linda M. Gross Cheliotes

Coaching Conversations

Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time

Paperback Published: 4th September 2018
ISBN: 9781544319711
Number Of Pages: 128

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Being a successful school leader has become an increasingly complex role that demands not only tremendous craft knowledge and skills but also highly developed interpersonal skills. This revision of the perennial best seller, Coaching Conversations: Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time provides a simple handbook for school leaders that will provide them with effective coaching conversational techniques that will engage and motivate the members of their school communities to work collaboratively toward total school transformation.

Both research and the extensive experiences of the authors suggest that a very effective and inexpensive strategy to provide support and motivate staff as the entire school community transforms, is through simple yet powerful coaching conversations between the school leader and staff.

Nature of Content: Coaching Conversations: Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time is meant to provide school leaders at all levels with simple, practical, easily learned and applied coach-like conversational techniques that will lead to open and reflective conversations with all members of the school community. The authors will distinguish coaching conversations from supervisory and mentoring conversations. Although these other forms of interactions have legitimate places in the interactions which take place within the school community, coaching conversations have the unique power to change the ways in which people think and interact in a positive manner that shifts responsibility for instructional improvement from just the school leader to every member of the school community. Because everyone potentially shares in the transformation of the school, they also share in the celebration of successful changes.

Foreword
Simon T Bailey
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Coaching Conversations: The Link to Change
What Is a Coaching Conversation?
Why Our Brains Need Coaching
Why Trust Matters
Holding Difficult Conversations
Moving Toward Coaching Conversations
Summary
Reflections for Practice
2. Coaching, Mentoring and the Leadership Continuum
Leadership Practices Continuum
How the Continuum Works in Practice
Being a Coach-Like Mentor
The Case for Being Coach-Like
Summary
Reflections for Practice
3. Committed Listening
Listening Assessment
Moving to Action
Components of Committed Listening
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Value Silence
Unproductive Patterns of Listening
Listen Without Obligation to Act
Summary
Reflections for Practice
4. Powerful Speaking and Questioning
Expressing Positive Intent
Avoid Advice
Ask Powerful Questions
Summary
Reflections for Practice
5. The Importance of Feedback
Three Types of Feedback
Options for Offering Meaningful Feedback
Responding-on-the-Fly
Framing an Important Conversation Using Reflective Feedback
Journal Reflection About an Important Upcoming Conversation
Using the Reflective Feedback Frame to Support Excellence
Reframing Resistance
Summary
Reflections for Practice
6. Moving to Action: A Way of Being
The Basic Framework
Study 1: Using the Reflective Framework in a Supervisory Coaching Conversatio
Study 2: Using the Reflective Framework for Large Scale Challenges
Next Steps
Summary
Reflections for Practice
Appendices
Appendix A: Powerful, Open-Ended Questions
Appendix B: Reflective Feedback
Appendix C: Reframing Resistance
Appendix D: Reflective Feedback Framework for Coaching Conversations
References
Index

ISBN: 9781544319711
ISBN-10: 1544319711
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 4th September 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised