#1 Michael on Ripples of Change
Michael talks about how interactions between adults benefit children.
#2 Diana on Supporting Teachers
A coach, like a travel agent, supports a teacher on his or her journey.
#3 Shante and Irene Having a Coaching Conversation
Shante and Irene having a coaching conversation.
#4 Tychawn on Static
Tychawn offers insights about static.
#5 Tara on the Challenges of Being both Supervisor and Coach
Tara, a center director, talks with Diana about the challenges of being both supervisor and coach.
#6 Diana on How Her Stance as a Coach has Evolved
Diana explains how her stance as a coach has evolved.
#7 Tychawn on Establishing a Respectful Partnership
To establish a respectful working partnership, Tychawn helps a teacher see her own strengths.
#8 Diana on Learning to Articulate the “Why”
Learning to articulate the “why” is an ongoing professional development conversation for coaches using Powerful Interactions.
#9 Tychawn on Learning Partnerships
Tychawn talks about the learning partnerships she creates with teachers.
#10 Helena on Believing in a Teacher’s Strengths
Helena’s story describes how a strengths-based perspective builds a good team.
#11 Michael Coaching Lucy Using the Three Steps of a Powerful Interaction
Michael coaches Lucy using the three steps of Powerful Interactions.
#12 Michael on Quieting the Static
Quieting the inner noise of static is the key to Michael’s effectiveness as a coach.
#13 Tychawn on Being Trustworthy
Tychawn offers her insights into what it means to be trustworthy.
#14 Helena on Supporting Children’s Cultures
Helena describes how she works with teachers to support their learning about culture.
#15 Jill on Quieting Her Agenda
Jill describes how quieting her agenda helps create a Powerful Interactions climate.
#16 Tychawn and Helena on Communicating Effectively
Tychawn and Helena talk about communicating effectively.
#17 Tara, Michael, and Diana on Venting with Colleagues
Listen as Tara, Michael, and Diana describe their venting and how they manage it to move their work ahead.
#18 Tychawn on Setting Goals
Tychawn shares insights about setting goals.
#19 Helena on Repairing a Relationship
Helena talks about the importance of acknowledging tension between herself and a teacher and how she moves forward to repair the relationship.
#20 Sarah on “I Notice” Statements
Sarah shares what she is learning about “I notice” statements.
#21 Diana on Accountability Being a Two-Way Street
Diana talks about how accountability is a two-way street.
#22 Clarissa and Jean on Next Steps
Clarissa and Jeanne clarify plans to work together.
#23 Sarah on What She is Learning About “I Notice” Statements
#24 Diana on Static
Anything, including frogs and environmental clutter, can cause static.
#25 Michael on Taking Notes
Taking notes helps Michael remember what he observes and lets teachers know that he is focused on them and their work.
#26 Diana on Framing Questions
Diana shares an insight that has helped her frame questions.
#27 Diana on Using Questions to Lead to Problem Solving
Sometimes prompts and questions lead to thinking and problem solving for adults.
#28 Sarah on the Value of Pausing
Sarah shares her discovery that pausing gives teachers time they need to think and demonstrates her trust in them.
#29 Helena on a Teacher and Coach Documenting Their Work Together
Helena describes the many ways a coach and teacher can document their work together.
#30 Michael and Dana on Validating Teachers
Michael and Dana talk about what it feels like to get an email from a coach supervisor.
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