Research shows that coaching is the best way to bring about robust change in both instructional and leadership practices. Coaching becomes evocative when it is a person-centered, strengths-based model grounded in adult learning theory, focused on growth.
Designed as a companion to both Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time, 2nd Edition and Evoking Greatness: Coaching to Bring Out the Best in Educational Leaders, this guide will allow coaches to reflect on their learning and put evocative coaching strategies into practice. Readers will learn how to:
• Follow the LEAD (listen, emphasize, appreciate, design) process to become a partner in professional learning
• Engage in coaching conversations as they develop evocative coaching skills through various activities that invite reflection
• Develop instructional coaching and leadership skills that foster innovation
This interactive guide is meant to be used by participants of an evocative coaching workshop, members of a book study group or PLC, a self-study reader, or anyone who wants to coach teachers and leaders to greatness.