18 episodes

Transitioning from a classroom teacher to an instructional coach can be scary and daunting. You were hired as an instructional coach because you were great in the classroom. You are a trained teacher, but coaching is different. It can be challenging to find helpful professional development and training for your new role. You need a SIMPLE plan with SIMPLE Steps to get started.

Inside the Simply Instructional Coaching Podcast, Nicole covers topics around “how to coach,” such as how to collaborate with teachers to establish organization routines and classroom management procedures. We’ll cover how to nurture positive learning environments that foster students’ success and “what to coach,” such as digging into content and standards and utilizing the best strategies for instructional execution.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Nicole S. Turner is the host, and she brings 18+ years of real-life coaching, teaching and leading experience that provides practical, relatable, and simple strategies that you can implement right away.

The Simply Instructional Coaching Podcast with Nicole S. Turner Nicole S. Turner

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Transitioning from a classroom teacher to an instructional coach can be scary and daunting. You were hired as an instructional coach because you were great in the classroom. You are a trained teacher, but coaching is different. It can be challenging to find helpful professional development and training for your new role. You need a SIMPLE plan with SIMPLE Steps to get started.

Inside the Simply Instructional Coaching Podcast, Nicole covers topics around “how to coach,” such as how to collaborate with teachers to establish organization routines and classroom management procedures. We’ll cover how to nurture positive learning environments that foster students’ success and “what to coach,” such as digging into content and standards and utilizing the best strategies for instructional execution.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Nicole S. Turner is the host, and she brings 18+ years of real-life coaching, teaching and leading experience that provides practical, relatable, and simple strategies that you can implement right away.

    17. Reflecting on Your Instructional Coaching Journey

    17. Reflecting on Your Instructional Coaching Journey

    We are wrapping up season 1 with a topic that is so crucial as an instructional coach! Reflecting on your instructional coaching journey is essential for continuous growth and improvement. By evaluating your impact and effectiveness, setting goals for personal and professional growth, and seeking feedback from colleagues, other coaches, and administrators, you can continually improve and create an even bigger impact. 
    In this episode, I am breaking down how I reflect on my instructional coaching weekly and throughout the school year. I am sharing the 3 questions that I ask every week, the strategies I use to evaluate my impact and effectiveness, how I suggest using summer for professional and personal development, and why receiving feedback from colleagues and administration is key to growth and development as a coach.
    Connect with me:
    Website: https://simplycoachingandteaching.com/
    Simply Coaching Hub: https://www.simplycoachinghub.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycoachingandteaching_
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/coachandteach
    Email: support@simplycoachingandteaching.com

    • 14 min
    Closing out the School Year with Nita Creekmore

    Closing out the School Year with Nita Creekmore

    The school year is quickly coming to an end. How are you planning to close out the school year with your teachers? This is such an important time to meet with your teachers, reflect on the year, and continue to build a strong connection with them.
    Nita Creekmore is joining me in this episode to discuss how we like to close out the school year. We are sharing how we connect the questions and goals we discuss at the beginning of the year to our end of the year discussions, why we encourage our teachers to reflect on their year, and what simple and effective goals you can have teachers set for the summer so they can continue to improve their craft while prioritizing rest.
    Grab a copy of the Simply Coaching Summit brochure here! https://simply-coaching-teaching-llc.ck.page/b0f655b7c1
    Connect with me:
    Website: https://simplycoachingandteaching.com/
    Simply Coaching Hub:  https://www.simplycoachinghub.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycoachingandteaching_
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/coachandteach
    Email: support@simplycoachingandteaching.com
    Connect with Nita:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveteachbless/
    TpT Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Love-Teach-Bless

    • 20 min
    Tips for an Instructional Coaching Interview

    Tips for an Instructional Coaching Interview

    The thought of interviewing for an instructional coaching position may be intimidating for you but you likely have teaching, leadership, or other coaching experiences that you can use to ace your interview. I want to help you feel more confident and prepared as you go into your instructional coaching interview. 
    In this episode, I am sharing tips and advice to help you thoroughly prepare for your upcoming interviews. I am covering, the importance of researching the school you are interviewing for, why you need a strong philosophy as a coach, and how to showcase your communication skills. Plus, I am giving advice on other topics you should be prepared to discuss during the interview!
    Grab a copy of the Simply Coaching Summit brochure here! https://simply-coaching-teaching-llc.ck.page/b0f655b7c1
    Connect with me:
    Website: https://simplycoachingandteaching.com/
    Simply Coaching Hub:  https://www.simplycoachinghub.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycoachingandteaching_
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/coachandteach
    Email: support@simplycoachingandteaching.com
     

    • 16 min
    Expectations as a Foundation for Coaching with Steve Barkley

    Expectations as a Foundation for Coaching with Steve Barkley

    When supporting PLCs as an instructional coach, we want to set the expectation that we are there to provide expertise and background but that it is the teachers who take ownership and leadership of the PLC. As coaches, we are not members of PLCs but rather we can help teachers begin to truly work as a team with all students’ best interests in mind.
    Steve Barkley is the Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice-President of PLS 3rd Learning. He is internationally recognized for his ability to facilitate change through his teaching and coaching and is skilled in guiding systems and teams through the process of continuous improvement with coaching, mentoring, and professional learning communities.
    In this episode, Steve is discussing what a PLC is and a coach’s role in the PLC, how whole schools can work as a PLC to support student needs, and why teachers need to make a minimum of a 3 year commitment to students.
     
    Grab a copy of the Simply Coaching Summit brochure here! https://simply-coaching-teaching-llc.ck.page/b0f655b7c1
    Learn more about Steve Barkley: barkleypd.com
    Connect with me:
    Website: https://simplycoachingandteaching.com/
    Simply Coaching Hub:  https://www.simplycoachinghub.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycoachingandteaching_
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/coachandteach
    Email: support@simplycoachingandteaching.com

    • 23 min
    The Instructional Coach's Atlas with Steve Ventura

    The Instructional Coach's Atlas with Steve Ventura

    How can coaches support PLCs and help create more impact in PLCs? The purpose of PLCs is to gain knowledge and create things that haven’t been tried previously. Steve Ventura of Advanced Collaborative Solutions is joining me to talk about PLCs, effective coaching, and his upcoming summit session.
    Steve Ventura is the president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions. He approaches high-stakes professional development armed with practical, research-based strategies. In this episode, he is sharing insight into his book, Achievement Teams, a glimpse at his session at the Simply Coaching Summit, how coaches can effectively support PLCs, and what highly effective coaches do. 
    Grab a copy of the Simply Coaching Summit brochure here! https://simply-coaching-teaching-llc.ck.page/b0f655b7c1
    Learn more about Steve Ventura: www.steveventura.com
    Connect with me:
    Website: https://simplycoachingandteaching.com/
    Simply Coaching Hub:  https://www.simplycoachinghub.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycoachingandteaching_
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/coachandteach
    Email: support@simplycoachingandteaching.com
     

    • 20 min
    Closing the Knowing Doing Gap with Zaretta Hammond

    Closing the Knowing Doing Gap with Zaretta Hammond

    What will we do when students don’t learn? There is a huge gap in knowing about practices that will help marginalized students accelerate their learning and actually implementing these practices to create a bigger impact in the classroom. 
    Zaretta Hammond is a national consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. She has been supporting schools in deepening their understanding and application of culturally responsive practices for the past 20 years. In this episode, she is sharing how she helps equip and empower coaches with the information needed to manage change for equity, the missing piece in knowing strategy and what is actually being implemented, and the difference in instructional decision making and execution. 
    Grab a copy of the Simply Coaching Summit brochure here! https://simply-coaching-teaching-llc.ck.page/b0f655b7c1
    Learn more about Zaretta Hammond: www.crtandthebrain.com
    Connect with me:
    Website: https://simplycoachingandteaching.com/
    Simply Coaching Hub:  https://www.simplycoachinghub.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycoachingandteaching_
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/coachandteach
    Email: support@simplycoachingandteaching.com

    • 25 min

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14 Ratings

Amy DLC ,

Great learning for all instructional coaches!

Love her podcasts, PD, emails and books! Thank you for all the materials you have to offer!

Education with an Apron ,

SIMPLE is what we need.

Nicole’s ability to take the complex and make it accessible is unmatched in the coaching world! I love everything she puts out!

N. Creekmore ,

Nicole is the TRUTH

I love Nicole and all of her tips! She helped me so much as I began coaching and she’s my coach! So excited for all the episodes!

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