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Evocative Coaching
Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time

2nd Edition


May 2020 | 264 pages | Corwin

Cultivate emotional intelligence and eliminate barriers to coaching success

Challenging times demand we change how we teach, and research shows that coaching is the best way to bring about robust change in instructional practice. The second edition of Evocative Coaching helps skillful coaches develop trust and unearth the values and fears that both motivate and block teachers from achieving all that they hope.

Using the LEAD (listen, emphasize, appreciate, and design) process, Evocative Coaches take a partnership role, ask questions, and co-create designs. This person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based model is grounded in adult learning theory and positive psychology and emphasizes the emotional intelligence needed to establish trust. The hands-on guide for coaching practitioners works with other coaching models and

·         is grounded in extensive research

·         includes real-life vignettes and sample dialogues that bring important principles to life

·         provides tools designed to invite reflection and help coaches continuously improve

With evocative coaching, educators can rise to new heights of ambition and ability and discover new solutions to the complex challenges they face.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Evocative Coaching
The Dynamic Dance of Evocative Coaching: LEAD

 
The Five Concerns of Coaching

 
The Power of Evocative Coaching

 
Coaching from a Variety of Roles

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 2: Coaching Presence
Lessons from a Horse Whisperer

 
Fostering Trust and Rapport

 
Holding the Coaching Space

 
Conveying Coaching Presence

 
Creative Energy Check-In

 
The First Coaching Session

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Loop 1: The No-Fault Turn
 
Chapter 3: Listen for Stories
The Power of Story

 
Evoking Teacher Stories

 
Attentive Listening

 
Imaginative Story Listening

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 4: Empathize for Connection
Understanding Empathy

 
Leading with Heart

 
The Language of Compassion

 
The Golden Sigh

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Loop 2: The Strengths-Building Turn
The Learning Brief

 
 
Chapter 5: Appreciate Strengths
The Principles of Appreciative Inquiry

 
SOAR—Illuminating the Best of What Is and What Might Be

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 6: Design-Thinking
Designing SMARTER Experiments

 
Choreographing the Coaching Dance

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 7: The Dynamic Flow of Change
Getting into Flow

 
Managing Clouds, Wind, and Thunder

 
Rolling with Resistance

 
Honoring Ambivalence

 
Exploring Culture Change

 
Getting out of the Way

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Chapter 8: The Reflective Coach
Hearing Our Own Story

 
Self-Empathy

 
Inquiring Into Our Own Professional Practice

 
Design Our Own Smarter Experiments

 
Professional Coaching Code of Ethics

 
Conclusion

 
Key Points in This Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
Appendix: Evocative Coaching Principles, Questions, and Reflections
 
References
 
Index

"Evocative Coaching is a refreshing approach that will get many coaches excited. It dials down to the basic building block of the coaching process that sometimes gets forgotten - the construction of a trusting relationship between the coach and their learning partner.  It fosters positivity, amplifies current strengths, and focuses on human connection with a learning partner/coachee, which is a change from the data-crunching, nuts-and-bolts setup of some coaching styles.This is an approach that will help instructional coaches to re-focus and work on their interpersonal skills and the methods they use within their coaching sessions."

Mike Melie

"In Evocative Coachingthe authors model how a coach can stay completely respectful of a teacher while also continuing to find ways to support a teacher in experimenting with and implementing stronger practices. Using the LEAD Model, along with helpful sample coaching conversations and real-life vignettes, authors have created a logical and intuitive resource."


Kendra Hanzlik

"This book is a must read.  It is a must read because it shares wisdom and big heart of the authors.  Throughout the book they echo the sentiments of Emerson.. “to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.”

Jim Thompson

"Evocative Coaching ?presents the next level of coaching and speaks more to how to get a teacher to find the answers within themselves and provide the space for a teacher to explore while taking risks within their instructional practices."

Frank Chiki

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ISBN: 9781071805336
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