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Picture of the product50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit
50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People, Fourth Edition

by Gillian Jones and Ro Gorell

A complete resource for both in-house and external coaches, 50 Top Tools for Coaching presents the techniques required to face every coaching situation. Full of templates, checklists, hints and tips, it covers how to assess the needs of clients, select the right tool for the circumstance and deliver effective coaching with confidence.

The book reflects on all key areas from the start of an assignment to its finish, including: setting up and managing the coaching relationship; understanding and resolving conflict; increasing client confidence; enhancing client performance; communicating and influencing; and developing a leadership style. It offers examples throughout on how the tools have helped coaches be more successful.

This fully revised 4th edition of 50 Top Tools for Coaching includes the latest on topical issues such as coaching women into leadership roles and coaching for change in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Brand new tools help coach and motivate in a digital world, in times of change and with very little budget. Online supporting resources include additional tools, interactive templates, reference tables and web links to help put the tools into practice.

Section - ONE: Setting up the Coaching Relationship;

Chapter - 01: The Coaching Process;
Chapter - 02: Coaching Assessment Form;
Chapter - 03: Coaching Brief and Contract Form;
Chapter - 04: Coaching Self-Assessment Questionnaire;
Chapter - 05: Checklist for Establishing Contract Rules;
Chapter - 06: Action Plan;
Chapter - 07: Coaching Evaluation;

Section - TWO: Foundation Tools

Chapter - 08: Listening Model;
Chapter - 09: Questioning Skills and Techniques;
Chapter - 10: Feedback Techniques and Examples;
Chapter - 11: The ORACLE Model;
Chapter - 12: Coffee-Break Coaching;
Chapter - 13: Self-Coaching;

Section - THREE: Goal Setting;

Chapter - 14: Creating Powerful Intentions;
Chapter - 15: Goal Setting;
Chapter - 16: Breaking Down Previous Goals;
Chapter - 17: Making Personal Changes;
Chapter - 18: Spatial Action Planning;
Chapter - 19: Refreshing Goals;
Chapter - 20: Removing Obstacles;
Chapter - 21: Goal Visualization;
Chapter - 22: Goal Visualization Script;

Section - FOUR: Problem Resolution;

Chapter - 23: Logical Levels;
Chapter - 24: Positive Problem Solving (Reframing);
Chapter - 25: Problem Mapping;
Chapter - 26: Force Field;

Section - FIVE: Values and Beliefs;

Chapter - 27: Internal Conflict Negotiation;
Chapter - 28: Helping Individuals Reduce Stress;
Chapter - 29: Changing Negative Thought Patterns;
Chapter - 30: Challenging Limiting Beliefs;
Chapter - 31: Determining Values;
Chapter - 32: Prioritizing Values;
Chapter - 33: Belief Assessment;

Section - SIX: Confident Strategies;

Chapter - 34: Reprogramming Negative Language;
Chapter - 35: Confidence Building
Chapter - 36: Personal Centre of Excellence;

Section - SEVEN: Working Effectively with Others;

Chapter - 37: Behavioural Conflict Resolution;
Chapter - 38: Analysing and Resolving Conflict;
Chapter - 39: 360-Degree Perspective;

Section - EIGHT: Personal Impact and Influence;

Chapter - 40: Ideas Preparation;
Chapter - 41: Communication Skills Audit and Skills Inventory;
Chapter - 42: 360-Degree Feedback;
Chapter - 43: Modelling Yourself and Others;

Section - NINE: Enhancing Leadership Style;

Chapter - 44: Team Climate Inventory;
Chapter - 45: Improving the Delegation Process;
Chapter - 46: Planning to Delegate;
Chapter - 47: Prioritizing - Paired Comparison;
Chapter - 48: Prioritizing - Importance-Urgency Grid;
Chapter - 49: Strategy Development;

Section - TEN: Planning for the Future;

Chapter - 50: Life Events;
Chapter - 51: The Discovery Model;
Chapter - 52: Ideal Work Designer;
Chapter - 53: Managing My Career;

Section - ELEVEN: Ten Extra Tools from our Coaches;

Chapter - 54: Goal - Setting Ensuring Goals are Aligned;
Chapter - 55: Targeting What's Important;
Chapter - 56: Guiding Others Through Change;
Chapter - 57: SLOBA Model for Building Credibility;
Chapter - 58: The Alignment Process;
Chapter - 59: Accountability Review;
Chapter - 60: Breaking the Gridlock;
Chapter - 61: Building Resilience;
Chapter - 62: Building and Using a Supportive Network;
Chapter - 63: Establishing a Real Purpose, Meaning and Value to Client Progress

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Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

by Jim Knight

Because conversation is the lifeblood of any school

You don’t want this book—you need this book. Why this confident claim? Think about how many times you’ve walked away from school conversations, sensing they could be more productive, but at a loss for how to improve them. Enter instructional coaching expert Jim Knight, who in Better Conversations honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. Asserting that our schools are only as good as the conversations within them, Jim shows us how to adopt the habits essential to transforming the quality of our dialogues.

As coaches, as administrators, as teachers, it’s time to thrive. Learn how to:

•Coach ourselves and each other to become better communicators
•Listen with empathy
•Find common ground
•Build Trust

Our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth depends upon our doing this hard work. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and dare to change for the better of the students we serve.

“I thought I knew how to have a conversation; I’ve had millions of them. Some were good, others not so much so. But I want to have GREAT conversations, and Jim Knight has taught me how. The proof is in: better conversations are possible and the results are worth the investment.” -- DOUGLAS FISHER

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Beyond Co-Teaching Basics: A Data-Driven, No-Fail Model for Continuous Improvement

by Wendy W. Lochner

Collaborative teaching, or co-teaching, is a powerful way to support the learning of students with diverse learning needs. But how do you know when you’re doing it right? And if you’re not, what can you do about that? Authors Wendy W. Murawski and Wendy W. Lochner introduce the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way. Offering a practical approach to achieving mastery of the co-teaching core competencies, this book provides dozens of strategies, resources, and templates that can be used by district-level administrators, principals, and co-teaching teams. If you’re ready to examine your co-teaching practices to make sure you’re achieving the best possible outcomes for your students, then Beyond Co-Teaching Basics is for you.

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Picture of the productBrain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Wor
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

by John Medina

An updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details that every business leader, parent, and teacher should know — for instance, that physical activity helps to get your brain working at its best.

How do we learn? What do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multitasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget — and so important to repeat new information?

In Brain Rules, Dr John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in brain science, and how it can influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule — what scientists know for sure about how our brains work — and offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

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Picture of the productBreaking With Tradition
Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at Work (Why You Should Switch to Student-Centered Learning for All)

by Brian M. Stack & Jonathan G. Vander Els

Shifting to competency-based learning allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. Throughout the resource, the authors explore how the components of PLCs promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition. Each chapter ends with reflection questions readers can answer to apply their learning.

Evaluate the qualities of true competency-based schools and the flaws in traditional schooling.
Consider the foundational role that PLCs have in establishing competency-based schools.
Gain tips for successfully implementing competency-based learning, grading, and assessment practices.
Access reproducible school-design rubrics appropriate for the five design principles of competency-based learning.

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Picture of the productBuilding Leadership Development Programmes: Zero-Cost to Hig
Building Leadership Development Programmes: Zero-Cost to High-Investment Programmes that Work

by Nigel Paine

Most leadership development runs on rails: courses are organized with standard content usually delivered by companies set up expressly for that purpose. Most leadership programmes fail when judged on whether they achieve lasting impact and behaviour change because what is covered is often forgotten after the programme ends. Building Leadership Development Programmes is designed to show how leadership development should work. It challenges the widely accepted notion that leadership development cannot be measured and it exemplifies how to design programmes that are in line with organizational needs and deliver lasting and measurable impact.

Building Leadership Development Programmes is structured around detailed case studies from around the world that offer unique insights into the process of building effective leadership development, looking at a range of approaches from almost zero cost options to high end investment that actually works. It helps readers think through what it is that they are actually trying to achieve, offering processes to work through to establish what is necessary for their organization and take a longer view than looking for quick fixes.

It features case studies including Crotonville Leadership Centre who have worked with GE, McKinsey and the Red Cross, and interviews with world authorities on leadership and talent development. Detailed guidance will help identify the right measures to ensure impact, and to adopt the right methodologies, including looking at leadership coaching, mentoring, social learning and action learning, blowing apart the idea that expensive training courses are always required.

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Picture of the productBuilding Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools, Secon
Building Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools: Functional Behavioral Assessment 2ed

Author: Deanne A Crone, Leanne S Hawken and Robert H Horner

A widely used practitioner guide and text, this book presents a blueprint for meeting the challenges of severe problem behavior in grades PreK-8. It shows how to provide effective behaviour support for the 1-5% of students who require intensive, individualized intervention. Case examples illustrate step-by-step procedures for identifying student needs using functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and designing, implementing, and evaluating team-based behavior support plans (BSP)

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Picture of the productChallenging Learning
Challenging Learning : Theory, effective practice and lesson ideas to create optimal learning in the classroom : 2nd Edition

James Nottingham

Challenging Learning offers advice and techniques for helping children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. Based around the acronym ASK (Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge), this essential guide explores attitudes, skills and knowledge to learning. It considers the strategies that can help teachers to challenge their pupils to think more skilfully and logically and how to develop these techniques more effectively.

Drawing on the latest research from some of the most respected experts in the field, Challenging Learning encourages independent thinking and a spirit of inquiry in pupils of all ages. Through the use of rich examples of classroom interactions, this book offers strategies that will help pupils to produce their own thoughtful conclusions, develop their own concepts, examine logic and remain open to alternatives.

Highlights include:

* effective teaching strategies including FACTS, the Teaching Target Model and the Learning Pit Models
* up-to-date research and theory from leading experts
* practical suggestions and principles to help you design and develop your own lessons.

For everyone living or working with children – particularly teachers, parents, carers and youth workers - this book shows some of the best ways to enhance children’s learning, including how to question, praise, give feedback and encourage more effectively.

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Picture of the productCoaching and Mentoring: Practical Techniques for Developing
Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Techniques for Developing Learning and Performance 3ed

by Ed Parsloe and Melville Leedham

Over the last 15 years, Coaching and Mentoring has become the go-to guide for anyone looking to develop their coaching and mentoring skills at individual, team or organizational level. Clear and accessible, it uses practical tools and best practice to demonstrate how to relate theoretical models to specific situations to gain real benefits. It provides strategies that can be applied to any situation, including life coaching, business coaching and community mentoring, so you can develop your own style of coaching and mentoring.

Now in its 3rd edition, Coaching and Mentoring has been fully updated to cover the latest thinking and developments in this area including extended coverage of coaching supervision. There is also now a brand new section on practical applications of coaching and mentoring for organizations which includes advice on how to align coaching and mentoring strategies to overall business goals and how to provide evidence for its transformational impact on employee performance. Full of practical advice, case studies and examples, this comprehensive text will be of value to everyone involved in any aspect coaching and mentoring.

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Picture of the productCoaching Classroom Instruction
Coaching Classroom Instruction: The Classroom Strategies Series

Authors - Tom Roy, Julia A Simms, Phil Warrick, Robert Marzano & Tammy Heflebower

Coaching Classroom Instruction demonstrates the importance of coaching – an essential component in effective teaching. This resource is designed to guide coaches in giving targeted feedback to teachers and identify specific steps that teachers can take to improve their knowledge and skill. This book includes 280 research-based classroom strategies, organised under forty-one elements of effective teaching, to help coaches move teachers through the five levels of Marzano's teacher progress scale. Chapters include:

Research and Theory,
A Foundation for Coaching,
Not Using (0) to Beginning (1),
Beginning (1) to Developing (2) and Developing (2) to Applying (3),
Applying (3) to Innovating (4), and
Aspects of Coaching

Coaching Classroom Instruction also features reproducible materials that contain additional resources for the text, including duplicate copies of the comprehension questions from the guide, forty-one web-only resources taken from Robert J. Marzano’s website that supplement the lessons found in the text, and a list of additional resources for reflective practice.

Part of The Classroom Strategies Series, this clear, highly practical guide follows the series format, first summarising key research and then translating it into recommendations for classroom practice.

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