23 episodes

The Chicago Coaching Center is a progressive collection of instructional coaches interested in targeting specific coaching skills, dispositions, and attributes in the world of coaching.
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We design learning experiences that grow coaching skills to their highest possible capacity. Our summer workshops are targeted to future coaches and to coaches with experience and they provide collaborative learning environments for all who attend.

In each episode we will speak with leaders in instructional coaching from around the Chicagoland area, and experts from all over the world.

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The Chicago Coaching Center is a progressive collection of instructional coaches interested in targeting specific coaching skills, dispositions, and attributes in the world of coaching.
​​
We design learning experiences that grow coaching skills to their highest possible capacity. Our summer workshops are targeted to future coaches and to coaches with experience and they provide collaborative learning environments for all who attend.

In each episode we will speak with leaders in instructional coaching from around the Chicagoland area, and experts from all over the world.

    Ali Hearn

    Ali Hearn

    Ali Hearn is a national speaker, trainer, and coach focussed on PBIS and MTSS. Special guest host Kelly Morrissey joined Ken and Jill to talk with Ali about the challenges of implementing multi-tiered systems of support in schools, the benefits they can provide students, and their interface with coaching.

    • 41 min
    Jenni Donohoo

    Jenni Donohoo

    Jenni Donohoo is the Director of the Collective Efficacy Institute and the author of Quality Implementation, Collective Efficacy, and The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry. Ken and Jill speak with her about the concept of collective efficacy and how it can help power change within schools. But first, Greg and Jill talk through the origin and mission of the CCC and where it's headed next. 

    • 22 min
    Joellen Killion

    Joellen Killion

    Joellen Killion is a Senior Advisor with Learning Forward and the author of many essential texts in the Instructional Coaching world, including The Feedback Process, Coaching Matters, and Taking the Lead among others. Ken and Jill talk with her about the development of instructional coaching, how to assess the impact of coaching and the vital role the coach plays in today's schools.
     

    • 35 min
    Tom Guskey

    Tom Guskey

    Tom Guskey is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky and the author/editor of over 25 books and countless chapter, articles and professional papers on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, grading, and professional learning. Ken and Jill talk with him about the role of assessment and grading in our practice and how it intersects with professional learning and coaching.

    • 42 min
    Yong Zhao

    Yong Zhao

    Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, as well as the author of numerous books and scholarly articles in the field of education. Ken and Jill talk with him about overcoming obstacles and innovating in the world of learning and school.

    • 39 min
    Jane Kise & Differentiated Coaching

    Jane Kise & Differentiated Coaching

    Jane Kise is the author of Differentiated Coaching, a key text in our Level Two Coaching Certification. Jill talked with her about how differences and polarities can help drive our coaching conversations and produce the best outcomes for students.

    • 24 min

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