Coaching Fundamentals for New Teachers
Includes a Live Web Event on 10/06/2022 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Coaching can support novice teachers and improve their pedagogical practices. By reflecting on their interpretation of the coaching feedback they received and developing action plans to enhance their instruction, new teachers can learn strategies and approaches to get the most out of their coaching experience. Teachers will explore techniques for maximizing the return on investment from coaching at their schools as well as how to ensure that they act on and evaluate progress in light of coaching feedback. Participants will discover the value of self-awareness and how to make the most of their time working with an instructional coach.
• Begin to define the meaning of coaching
• Explore research-based characteristics of effective coaching
• Understand why emotional intelligence is important to effective coaching
Prudence Minton, Ed.D.
WestEd Professional Learning Designer & Leadership Coach
Dr. Prudence Minton has more than 19 years of experience as a principal supervisor, senior executive, and instructional leader. Her educational career has been defined by a strong dedication to providing students with equitable and progressive opportunities. She was a part of the founding leadership team of a charter school in Newark, New Jersey, which educates students in grades Pre-K through 12. Dr. Minton was also a principal mentor for the state of New Jersey, where she assisted new school leaders in their development through leadership simulations and action research projects. She graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics, Brooklyn College with an M.A. in Math Education, Columbia University's Teachers College with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently part of the WestEd community as a Professional Learning Designer and Coach for the Educational Leadership and Systems Design Department.
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