Evocative Coaching Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time

ISBN-10: 0470547596

ISBN-13: 9780470547595

Edition: 2010

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The Evocative Coaching Model is a strengths-based approach that generates measurable improvements in school culture, working relationships, and student success. The model is based on four principles: Story, Empathy, Inquiry, and Strategy (SEIS), each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection. This type of coaching engages teachers so that they're motivated to work on their personal and performance mastery-with the ultimate goal of elevating schools so that they become not just better places, but a better part of life.This happens when coaches: accept and meet teachers where they are right now; ask teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth; enable teachers to compassionately reflect on their own experience; reframe challenges and obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow; connect teachers with a higher purpose for teaching; uncover teachers' natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students; assist teachers to draw a personal blueprint for professional mastery; get teachers to brainstorm and try new ways of doing things; help teachers to set and achieve realistic goals; harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams; and inspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone.Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching Model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites a larger, more integral conversation so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching Model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of NCLB and beyond.Chapter 1. What Is Evocative Coaching?Chapter 2. Coaching PresenceChapter 3. The Power of StoryChapter 4. Listening from the HeartChapter 5. Evocative InquiryChapter 6. Coaching Tools for Developing StrategiesChapter 7. Navigating the River of ChangeChapter 8. The Reflective Coach
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Dedications
Gratitudes
Preface
Introduction To Evocative Coaching
What Is Evocative Coaching?
The Promise and Practice of Coaching
Evocative Coaching Defined
Why Evocative Coaching Works
What Makes Coaching Evocative?
Concern for Consciousness
Concern for Connection
Concern for Competence
Concern for Contribution
Concern for Creativity
The Dynamic Dance of Evocative Coaching
Story
Empathy
Inquiry
Design
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Coaching Presence
A New Metaphor for Coaching
Evocative Coaching as a Way of Being
Lessons from a Horse Whisperer
Fostering Trust and Rapport
Benevolence
Honesty
Openness
Reliability
Competence
Holding the Coaching Space
Calm Assurance
Playfulness
Open to Possibility
Conveying Coaching Presence
Coaching Presence in the Context of Hierarchy
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
The Four Steps Of Evocative Coaching
Interlude
Loop I: The No-Fault Turn
Story Listening
The Power of Story
Evoking Coachable Stories
Mindful Listening
Listen Calmly
Listen Openly
Listen Attentively
Quiet Listening
Reflective Listening
Story Listening
Exploring Different Vantage Points
Exploring Different Pivot Points
Exploring Different Lesson Points
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Expressing Empathy
Understanding Empathy
Cultivating Empathy
Access Points for Empathy
Contextual Circumstances
Causal Attributions
Evaluative Assessments
Positive and Negative Feelings
Met and Unmet Needs
Readiness to Change
Empathy Reflections
Making Observations
Guessing the Primary Feelings
Guessing the Underlying Needs
Making Requests
Elevating Readiness to Change
Celebrating Progress
The Golden Sigh
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Interlude
Loop II: The Strengths-Building Turn
Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciative Inquiry
The Positive Principle
The Constructionist Principle
The Simultaneity Principle
The Anticipatory Principle
The Poetic Principle
Initiating the Learning Conversation
Illuminating the Best of What Is
Discovering Strengths
Observing Vitalities
Imagining the Best of What Might Be
Framing Aspirations
Inviting Possibilities
Coaching with Strengths, Observations, Aspirations, and Possibilities
Reviewing Data from a Strengths-Based Perspective
Noticing and Elevating Teacher Energies
Positive Reframing
Moving through Ambivalence
From SWOT to SOAP
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Design Thinking
Calling Forth Motivation and Movement
Positive Relationships
Positive Energy and Emotions
Positive Images
Positive Actions
Coaching Tools for Designing Experiments
Brainstorming Design Ideas
Exploring Inertia
Making Experiments S-M-A-R-T
Mapping Out Experimental Designs
Confirming Commitment
Around and Around the Mobius Strip: Back to Story
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Evocative Coaching In Practice
Aligning Environments
Understanding Environments
Flow
Navigating the River of Change
The Rapids
The Doldrums
Managing Clouds, Wind, and Thunder
Clouds of Climate
Winds of Collective Efficacy
Thunder of Conflict
Ripples in a Pond
Stories as Catalysts for Transformation
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Coaching Conversations
The Great 8: Choreographing the Coaching Dance
Story Listening
Initiate
Elaborate
Expressing Empathy
Validate
Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciate
Extrapolate
Design Thinking
Innovate
Deliberate
Activate
Summary
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
The Reflective Coach
Coaching the Self
Hearing Our Own Story
Self-Empathy
Inquiring into Our Own Professional Practice
Strategy
Professional Coach Code of Ethics
Conclusion
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Evocative Coaching Principles, Questions, and Reflections
Practice Exercises
Content Review Questions
International Association of Coaching, Coaching Masteries�
Overview
References
Recommended Reading Resources
About the Authors
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