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SMART Goal Book Review: Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction by Jim Knight

I’m usually the type of person that doesn’t get too flustered with how things play out, but as I began reading this book as my final SMART Goal book for the year, I realized something. This book should have been the book I started with to begin my first year of coaching teachers. If you somehow stumble upon this blog… Read more »

SMART Goal Book Review: The No Complaining Rule by Jon Gordon

I began to read this book at the suggestion of my superintendent. The principals and other coaches also read this book so we could all get on the same page. I was told that it was an easy read, which I found to be true! I finished the entire book in 51 minutes (according to Goodreads). The narrative, fable style… Read more »

The Art of Coaching by Elena Aguilar

“Coaching is a form of professional development that brings out the best in people, uncovers strengths and skills, builds effective teams, cultivates compassion, and builds emotionally resilient educators. Coaching at its essence is the way that human beings, and individuals, have always learned best.” Aguilar, Elena. The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation (p. 6). Wiley. Kindle Edition…. Read more »

Everyday Instructional Coaching: Sincerity and Influence

Memes?? (Sincerity) I’m a person who enjoys technology and communicating through the internet. When I saw the word “meme” in the text of the book, I was pretty confused about what was meant. Thankfully, Dr. Lang-Raad defines it for us from Beck and Cowan’s 1996 research. A meme “represent[s] a paradigm, belief, or value system.” It comes from the root… Read more »

SMART Goal Book Review – Transparency and Inquiry

This is the third post in a series. Click here for the introduction, and click here for part one. Transparency “Coaches are able to create trusting, positive, and sharing environments when they are transparent about their intentions, their goals, and even their own flaws and mistakes in teaching.” Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, 2018 I’ve been practicing being more transparent lately. A… Read more »

SMART Goal Book Reviews

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It was the summer before my second year of teaching. I remember sitting in my apartment on my secondhand maroon futon with a middle-school chapter book in my hand and a notebook in my lap. As I read each chapter, I thought about the questions that would get my students to think deeply and respond to what they were reading… Read more »