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Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better.
Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

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Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better.
Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

    Season 2 Sneak Peek

    Season 2 Sneak Peek

    In this bonus episode we’re highlighting some great moments from upcoming conversations to give you a sneak peek into our second “official” season of #coachbetter. We'll take you on a quick tour of the guests and the episodes so you have some context for the conversations. Not every episode is included, but you’ll get an overview of our two key themes for the semester: how coaching can support social justice work in our school communities and how coaching and leadership intersect in many different w

    • 17 min
    The Importance of School Leaders Valuing Instructional Coaching

    The Importance of School Leaders Valuing Instructional Coaching

    Today on #coachbetter we’re chatting with Stuart McAlpine, Director of Teaching & Learning at UWCSEA. Stuart his perspective on the way that both Cognitive Coaching and Instructional Coaching support teacher professional growth at UWCSEA.

    • 32 min
    How Instructional Coaching Supports Professional Growth At All Levels of a School

    How Instructional Coaching Supports Professional Growth At All Levels of a School

    Today on #coachbetter we’re chatting with Jim Laney, Head of School at the American Embassy School in New Delhi. This conversation was a powerful reflection on the importance of seeing ourselves as learners - and the value that coaching can bring to that experience.

    • 54 min
    The Challenges Instructional Coaches Face - And What We Can Do About Them!

    The Challenges Instructional Coaches Face - And What We Can Do About Them!

    Our #coachbetter conversation highlights the critical importance of building a trusting environment through the actions you take and the language you use. We move back and forth between Stéphane’s role as Activator for Thinking and Learning and his Digital Coaching role to highlight how each one supports the other. This conversation is a deep look at how, even the very small actions we take as coaches have a big impact on the coaching culture. Check out the listening guide available at coachbetter.tv

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Importance of Being Self-Directed as an Instructional Coach

    The Importance of Being Self-Directed as an Instructional Coach

    How can instructional coaches effectively partner with building admin who are stretched thin? We all know how busy our school leaders are, so we took this with a positive frame and strategized 6 ways that can coaches be a positive addition to a school leader's busy day. If you are looking for more ways to support your building leaders and develop strong professional relationships, this #coachbetter episode is for you! Consider exploring our resources at coachbetter.tv/start for more resources.

    • 20 min
    Creating Transformative Instructional Coaching Experiences for Specialist Teachers

    Creating Transformative Instructional Coaching Experiences for Specialist Teachers

    Ana María shares several concrete examples of what makes coaching a transformative experience, particularly for teachers who are in the fine arts. If you’re looking for ways to reach out to your specialists, or you just love middle school, this #coachbetter episode is for you!

    • 46 min

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