24 episodes

A podcast celebrating instructional coaching pedagogy to empower teacher learning.

The Coaching Sketchnote Book Stephanie Affinito

    • Education
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A podcast celebrating instructional coaching pedagogy to empower teacher learning.

    24. Instructional Coaching Easy Buttons

    24. Instructional Coaching Easy Buttons

    Do you find yourself repeating the same thing over and over again in your coaching? Or demonstrating the same instructional practices? Or walking through the same how-to with multiple teachers? Then you need easy buttons! Listen to what they are, how you can make them and how they can support your coaching immediately. 

    • 6 min
    23. Create Collaborative Look-Fors in Coaching Cycles

    23. Create Collaborative Look-Fors in Coaching Cycles

    A coaching cycle is a cycle of intense collaboration around a shared goal of professional growth or classroom life, but there’s one part of the coaching cycle that doesn’t feel nearly as collaborative: the observation rubric or checklist. Listen to learn how to create collaborative look-fors to completely change the way we evaluate coaching cycles. 

    • 7 min
    22. Bring Back Old School Notes & Cards in Coaching

    22. Bring Back Old School Notes & Cards in Coaching

    One little act of thanks and kindness can change everything. Listen to hear how you can bring back old school notes and cards in coaching to lift the level of appreciation and positivity in our schools. I'll be starting my regular note card practice this week and after listening, I know you will, too!

    • 7 min
    21. Embrace the Shake

    21. Embrace the Shake

    Every single one of us is on a journey in education. And our journeys are often filled with twists and turns, roadblocks and construction zones. And since we are teaching and coaching in the midst of a global pandemic right now, our journeys can feel far out of our control. I'm here to share an incredibly powerful way to shift your thinking and tackle instructional challenges with teachers: Embrace the Shake.

    You’ll find a transcribed version of this podcast and links to all the resources mentioned here in this week's accompanying blog post. 

    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to The Coaching Sketchnote Book website! You’ll find over eighty-five coaching tools, activities and ideas to support your work, including the one you listened to today!

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    • 7 min
    20. Sharing Our Reading (or Writing or Learning) Lives

    20. Sharing Our Reading (or Writing or Learning) Lives

    Instructional coaches are the lead learners in a school. I find it's especially important to cultivate our own reading and writing lives and then offer them like a beacon of light for other teachers and students to gain inspiration from. Listen for a a few ideas to try with teachers to help them make their reading and writing lives visible, too!

    You’ll find a transcribed version of this podcast and links to all the resources mentioned here in this week's accompanying blog post. 

    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to The Coaching Sketchnote Book website! You’ll find over eighty-five coaching tools, activities and ideas to support your work, including the one you listened to today!

    Do you want to receive updates each time a new episode or blog post is released? Subscribe to my email list for new posts, resources, ideas and updates!

    And, if you want to a place to discuss the content from today’s episode, join my Leading by Learning Facebook Community today and start a conversation!

    • 8 min
    19. Virtual Soft Starts & Opening Moves

    19. Virtual Soft Starts & Opening Moves

    Are you looking for a fun way to open your professional learning sessions with teachers? Listen for my favorite ideas and activities sure to build important connections and launch teachers into learning together. 

    You’ll find a transcribed version of this podcast and links to all the resources mentioned here in this week's accompanying blog post. 

    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to The Coaching Sketchnote Book website! You’ll find over eighty-five coaching tools, activities and ideas to support your work, including the one you listened to today!

    Do you want to receive updates each time a new episode or blog post is released? Subscribe to my email list for new posts, resources, ideas and updates!

    And, if you want to a place to discuss the content from today’s episode, join my Leading by Learning Facebook Community today and start a conversation!

    • 10 min

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