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Becoming an Evocative Coach
A Practice Guide for the Study of Evocative Coaching and Evoking Greatness



October 2020 | 128 pages | Corwin
Coaching Teachers and Leaders to Greatness

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. 
 
 
Foreword by Megan Tschannen-Moran
 
Chapter One: Practice for Chapter One
Activity 1.1 Interview

 
Activity 1.2 Adult Learning Reflection

 
Activity 1.3 Adult Learning Characteristics

 
Activity 1.4 Coaching Demonstration

 
Activity 1.5 Coaching Demonstration for LEAD

 
Activity 1.6 Coaching Platform

 
 
Chapter Two: Practice for Coaching Presence
Activity 2.1 Coach as Whisperer

 
Activity 2.2 Exploring Trust

 
Activity 2.3 Brainstorming

 
Activity 2.4 Creative Energy Check In

 
Activity 2.5 Reflection without Judgment

 
Activity 2.6 Importance of Trust

 
Activity 2.7 Coaching Energies

 
Activity 2.8 Coaching Practice

 
Activity 2.9 Coaching Presence

 
 
Chapter Three: Practice for Listen for Stories
Activity 3.1 Mindful Listening

 
Activity 3.2 Story Listening

 
Activity 3.3 Quiet Listening

 
Activity 3.4 Reflective Listening

 
Activity 3.5 Imaginative Listening

 
 
Chapter Four: Practice for Empathize for Connection
Activity 4.1 Observations without Evaluation

 
Activity 4.2 Distinguishing Feelings from Thoughts

 
Activity 4.3 Distinguishing between Needs and Strategies

 
Activity 4.4 Feelings and Needs

 
Activity 4.5 Empathy Statements

 
Activity 4.6 Restating Causal Attributions

 
Activity 4.7 Compassionate Listening Interview

 
 
Interlude: The Learning Brief
Activity - Learning Brief Template

 
 
Chapter Five: Practice for Appreciate Strengths
Activity 5.1 Appreciative Inquiry

 
Activity 5.2 Appreciative Inquiry Principles

 
Activity 5.3 SOAR

 
 
Chapter Six: Practice for Design for Action
Activity 6.1 Hypothesis

 
Activity 6.2 Relevance

 
Activity 6.3 Strategies

 
Activity 6:4 Data Collection

 
Activity 6.5 Confidence Level

 
Activity 6.6 A Complete Coaching Conversation

 
 
Chapter Seven: Practice for the Dynamic Flow of Change
Activity 7.1 Flow

 
Activity 7.2 Environmental Factors

 
Activity 7.3 Immunity to Change

 
Activity 7.4 Coaching Traps

 
 
Chapter Eight: Practice for the Reflective Coach
Activity 8.1 Reflecting on Action

 
Activity 8.2 Feedback

 
Activity 8.3 VIA Strengths Survey

 
Activity 8.4 Cultivating Strengths

 
Activity 8.5 Your New Coaching Platform

 
 
Resources
 
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ISBN: 9781071820148
£14.99