Posts in Instructional Coaching
Ep. 25--A Conversation with Dr. Jane Kise on Differentiated Coaching

In this episode we discuss Differentiated Coaching, with Dr. Jane Kise as well as leadership as it relates to a holistic approach, and gender equity. She has recently published two books, Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, and Step In, Step Up, a book she co-authored with Barbara K. Watterston. An excellent episode that covers lots of ground.

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Ep. 24--A Conversation with Dr. Isabel Sawyer, and Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey on Professional Learning

In this episode co-authors Dr. Isabel Sawyer and Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey discuss the difference between professional development and professional learning, as well as what approaches yield better results when it comes to faculty-based adult learning. Also, in this conversation we learn some approaches to professional learning processes that stick.

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Ep. 17--A Conversation With Diane Sweeney on Student Centered Coaching

In this episode, we talk with Diane Sweeney about Student-Centered Coaching, what it is, and some of the ways in which it can be practiced. In addition, we discuss the relationship of coaches to their buildings, and also about the importance of connection outside of one’s own coaching model.

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Ep. 16--A Roundtable on Establishing a Coaching Model

Albemarle County Public Schools’ Debbie Collins, Asst. Superintendent of Student Learning, Jennifer Sublette, Director of Professional Learning, and John Hobson, Lead Coach-Social Studies join me to discuss the processes, and philosophies involved in the process of designing a coaching model, as well as the way in which the ACPS coaching model has both persisted and evolved in the past decade.

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Ep. 13--A Conversation with Elena Aguilar about Resilience and Coaching

In this episode, we had the chance to talk with Elena Aguilar about her new work, Onward, as well as to discuss some of her work as an instructional coach. We talk about emotions, stories, bright spots, and who the coaches are in her life.

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Ep. 7--A Conversation with Zaretta Hammond about Culturally Responsive Teaching

Zaretta Hammond's work has really opened up a world of possibilities when it comes to teaching students equitably and meeting them where they live.  During her visit in Charlottesville, VA, I had the opportunity to sit down with her for a discussion about her work. 

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