Blog -TEACHER COACHING & MENTORING

Turn a challenge into a goal: A coaching tool for the new year

Thursday, December 15, 2016 Turn a challenge into a goal: A coaching tool for the new year Image

It’s almost a new year!  During my tenure as a Principal Coach, I looked forward to coming back to work after the winter break, knowing that January was a bus...
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How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership

Thursday, June 30, 2016 How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership Image

I’m not a schmoozer. It’s not in my nature to chit chat idly or drum up conversation where there is none. I have to work intentionally to connect with...
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Finding Joy in the Work

Saturday, May 28, 2016 Finding Joy in the Work Image

My husband and I took the kids to our community’s First Friday Arts Trail recently, a fun event held at multiple venues around Lubbock to see the work of loc...
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My Favorite Hat

Thursday, May 19, 2016 My Favorite Hat Image

Principal Coach. I've worn quite a few hats in school leadership over the years, but this one, the Principal Coach hat, is my favorite. For about nine years, I had the...
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Take My Advice-Or Not

Thursday, March 31, 2016 Take My Advice-Or Not Image

I read a blog post by Keith Webb that resonated with me. The post centered on not being attached to the advice you give...


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Why Am I Talking?

Monday, January 18, 2016 Why Am I Talking? Image

There seems to be an unspoken rule in leadership. Somehow the leader is the one who does all the talking. Yet, as leaders, how do we foster the growth and development of others if we possess all the knowledge, all the answers, ...
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Meet David Manning: Coaching & Strengths Based Leadership-Still Going Strong After All These Years

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Meet David Manning: Coaching & Strengths Based Leadership-Still Going Strong After All These Years Image

From the AEL team: One of the goals of AEL is to connect educational leaders across the state and even the nation. Our blogs will occasionally feature educators who tell their story AND share their thoughts based on their ex...
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Understanding the Roles of Coach, Mentor, and Supervisor

Saturday, June 20, 2015 Understanding the Roles of Coach, Mentor, and Supervisor Image

In the world of school leadership, there’s a dance we do. It’s the dance along the continuum of supervising, mentoring and coaching. This is a good thing. With our ability to shift our dance moves from one of these to another, we serve...
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Paraphrasing, Not Parrot Phrasing!

Saturday, June 20, 2015 Paraphrasing, Not Parrot Phrasing! Image

Instructional Coaching. Leadership Coaching. If you’ve been the “coachee” in any of these situations, you probably know what it feels like to have your coach repeat back to you what you have just said. Because of their clear and conci...
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Effective Conferencing…

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Effective Conferencing… Image

Instructional Coaching. Leadership Coaching. If you’ve been the “coachee” in any of these situations, you probably know what it feels like to have your coach repeat back to you what you have just said. Because of their clear and conci...
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