Defining Your Coaching Identity

Guest post written by Kristy Gaudio Instructional coach. Basketball coach. Life coach. Voice coach. No matter what you’re involved in, you can find a coach to reach out to. And while the concept of coaching has been around for quite some time, it’s hard to identify exactly what traits define an effective coach. Some would … Read more

Finding Balance: Advice for New Instructional Coaches

Guest post written by Kristy Gaudio Riding a bicycle backwards. That is how I would describe my first year as an instructional coach. The old adage “like riding a bike” applied, considering my prior experience as a teacher. My focus was on working with fellow teachers and their students in their classrooms. However, the ‘backwards’ … Read more

Becoming Student-Centered

Laura Hilger is an Educational Specialist for the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition and a guest facilitator on our Global Forum for Student-Centered Coaching portal. When I was just starting out as a teacher, I remember thinking that MY classroom was going to be how I would change the world because you know, I could do it … Read more