When you encounter a problem in your organization, what do you do? This filter model will help you take a methodical rather than haphazard approach to diagnosing your organizational dysfunction.
Is an agile approach always the right answer? Are there times when the more traditional, sequential, also known as waterfall, approach makes sense? How do you decide if you really need agility?
I absolutely love this video. There are so many points to be made. As a coach I share this with teams that tell me they aren't "really doing agile". I don't even know what that statement means. Becoming agile is a journey without an end. Creating a culture of continuous improvement is creating a culture [...]
When working with managers I love to show this video. Thanks to my friend Adam Yuret for introducing it to me.
Coach as: Technical Specialist An education coach who is being a curriculum (Technical) specialist is focusing on the WHAT of teaching not the HOW. This coach is acting as a content expert. Maybe they have 20 years of teaching 14th Century English literature. I would want to tap this person if I was teaching 14th [...]
Coach as Mentor Educational coaches hold the hold of coach as mentor in a district or in a building. New teachers are often shocked by how much they struggle in their first year. My wife has been teaching Middle School/ Jr High for over 20 years. We have often talked about the first three years of any teacher. [...]
Coach as RESOURCE PROVIDER: In the context of an education coach, Joellen finds that teachers turn to a coach to have access to resources that they may not know about or may not have ready access to. This includes books, articles, assessments and tools for the class room. It may also include access to [...]
I have been a coach for many years but I am always learning, always growing, always looking for great insights. I found a great insight a couple of weekends ago when discussing coaching with my wife. My wife is an educator and is in a class that is discussing the purpose and value of classroom [...]
When I was a kid I remember people talking about IQ. Back then people believed that IQ was fixed and there was nothing you could do about it. Kinda sucked because if you took an IQ test and it said you didn't have a high IQ well you were stuck. I have dyslexia, back [...]
Do you have a good coach or not... My oldest daughter loves volleyball. The girl sleeps with a volleyball tucked under her arm! The coaches she has had each have made all the difference to the team in each season: Good coach = Good season Bad Coach = Bad season It is that simple. What [...]