HCS Leadership Mantra
High quality instruction based on Power Standards
Everyone knows their target and has a plan to hit it!
Hone in on the target and stay on track no matter how difficult
What you do everyday that moves HCS toward accreditation
Know how your work complements others'; Silo-free zone!
LEVERAGE LEADERSHIP- Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Effective Schools author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo worked with our leaders during the summer of 2016. Click to see what we learned!
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL LEARNING- Check out this tab for the AP training resources that were shared at the monthly trainings
EVOCATIVE COACHING SKILLS- This tab contains the 4 components of the EC models as presented during the 2014-15 year long training. Go here to refresh your memory on critical EC skills and tips!
RESOURCES- My presentation powerpoints and handouts shared at previous professional learning sessions are located in this section. Most recently, all of the "It's Being Done" research & resources from the 2015 Summer Leadership Academy is here. Good stuff! Check it out........
IT'S BEING DONE- This is where you can find the Education Trust research on effective principals and schools
MANAGING TRANSITIONS William Bridge's research can be found by clicking this tab. Great resources for anybody who experiences change... like YOU, YOUR TEACHERS, PARENTS, STUDENTS, SPOUSE, CHILDREN, get it?
LEADERSHIP WEBSITES- I've linked some of my favorite leadership websites in this section but am thinking about using this space for something else and linking websites under RESOURCES. Anybody got an idea on this? What else do you need at your fingertips?
Leadership Coaching for 2016-17
I'm Eric Stone, HCS Leadership Coach & welcome to CoachingHCS. The site is always changing so come back often to see what's new!
During the 2016-17 school year, I'll be working closer with our assistant principals in monthly trainings and will be using the site to house handouts, videos, and other resources.
What are Leadership Coaching Conversations?
Using the Evocative Coaching model, conversations begin with a brief energy check followed by a "what's working for you" ? question that allows the principal to share a positive story about an event, a staff member, a student.... and we're off! The purpose of coaching is to help principals clarify thinking, process ideas, and generate possibilities using a strengths-based model. When challenges arise, coaching frames them as opportunities to explore instead of problems to solve.
Q: How long does a coaching session last?
A: 30-40 minutes is the target- sometimes a bit longer depending on the individual and the topic.
Q: Are coaching sessions confidential?
A: Absolutely. A trusting relationship is a key component of coaching. My sole purpose as a coach is to listen without judgment, ask clarifying questions, and support your thinking. Whatever we talk about is between you and me.
Q: How often does coaching occur? Where do we meet?
A: Novice administrators (0-2 years building experience) are placed on a bi- weekly schedule and typically meet face to face at school. Title I principals are given priority, but no administrator will ever be refused the opportunity to meet. Sometimes, conversations occur on the phone or a combination of both!
Q: What if I have a problem or a situation that comes up and I really don't feel comfortable discussing it with anyone in the building?
A: I am always available to listen and together, we'll be able to determine next steps. You are in the driver's seat. You are holding the map. I am there to assist you in reading it!
Q: What are the benefits of a coaching relationship?
A: Great question!
Q: What's the difference between a coaching conversation and a mentoring conversation?
Leadership Coaching sessions CELEBRATE how building leaders are using the HCS Leadership Mantra to drive day-to-day practice and identify where SUPPORT may be needed.