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Evocative Coaching
Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time

2nd Edition


May 2020 | 256 pages | Corwin
 
Chapter 1
The Dynamic Dance of Evocative Coaching: LEAD

 
The Five Considerations of 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

 
 
Interlude: Loop I: 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

 
 
Interlude: Loop II: 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 for Action
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

 
Designing Our Own Smarter Experiments

 
Professional Coaching Code of Ethics

 
Conclusion

 
Key Points in this Chapter

 
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

 
 
References
 
Appendix: Evocative Coaching Principles, Questions, and Reflections

"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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