Saturday, May 15, 2021

When You Feel Like Giving Up and Going Back to the Classroom with Amie Burkholder, Ep. 59 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Being an instructional coach can be difficult and lonely at times. Amie Burkholder from Literacy Edventures joins me to discuss what to do when you feel like giving up. She shares ideas to build relationships with teachers and why it’s necessary to define your role clearly from the beginning. Listen to learn why it’s crucial to find common ground and not take things personally.

Instructional coaching is not for the weak of heart!

There are times when it’s tough to keep going and stay positive.

Teachers can be vocal about not wanting help from a coach.

In some classrooms, you’ll struggle with the same resistance year after year.

So, what can you do when you feel like throwing in the towel and heading back to the classroom?

Amie Burkholder of Literacy Edventures joins me to talk about her transition from teacher to literacy coach. She shares the difficulties she encountered and strategies that helped her become a better coach.

This episode is for you if you’re thinking about leaving coaching and going back to teaching. You’ll come away with lots of practical ideas you can try now with your teachers to get results.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Collecting Feedback from Teachers with Erinn Cottman, Ep. 58 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Do you struggle with collecting and using feedback from teachers?  Education consultant Erinn Cottman joins me to discuss using feedback and how to get it from multiple sources. She shares practices to normalize the feedback process and the questions she asks that get results.

Do you collect feedback from teachers regularly?

If not, you're missing out on an effective instructional coaching tool.

Educational consultant Erinn Cottman joins me to talk about how she collects and uses feedback in her work. She explains why it's important to normalize the process and get consistent feedback throughout the semester.

We discuss the importance of using strength-based collaborative coaching and acknowledging all feedback even if you can’t do anything about it. Erinn also shares her best advice for helping the staff learn to give and receive meaningful feedback.

You’ll find out the types of questions you should be asking and how to get feedback from multiple sources. Listen to learn why she asks teachers if there’s anything she should stop doing when she coaches them.

This episode has lots of real-life ideas you can start using today to improve your coaching outcomes.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Coaching Call: Supporting the Implementation of New Learning with Samantha Shields, Ep. 57 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

There have been many changes for schools and teachers this year. Early literacy specialist, Samantha Shields, joins me on the podcast to talk about issues with coaching virtually. We chat about ideas to get teachers excited about implementing Texas Reading Academies or any new program. Tune in to learn how to have organic conversations and get teachers on board even during a pandemic!

Starting a new instructional program is difficult in the best of times. It’s much harder during a pandemic!

Early literacy specialist, Samantha Shields, joins me to talk about implementing Texas Reading Academies. We chat about issues with coaching virtually and traveling to multiple campuses.

Listen to the coaching call for ideas to build relationships and have organic conversations with teachers.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Evaluating Resources with an Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Lens with LaNesha Tabb, Ep. 56 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

The classroom resources we use shape our students’ understanding of the world. Author and educator LaNesha Tabb joins me to discuss evaluating materials using an anti-bias and anti-racist lens. We chat about finding books that are inclusive and accurate. Listen for ideas to get the entire school community on board.

How can we evaluate classroom materials to ensure they accurately reflect history and our students? 

LaNesha Tabb, author and educator, joins us to talk about how to look at classroom resources using an anti-bias, anti-racist lens. 

She takes us through the process she uses to find more inclusive social studies books. We talk about why it is important to do this work early and how to bring big content down to the level of little minds.

Learn the reasons teachers don't teach true history and what you can do to help. You will walk away with ideas to help you support teachers in identifying inclusive materials.

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Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

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If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Responding to Resistance to Coaching with Steve Barkley, Ep. 55 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Some teachers resist coaching support. Educational consultant Steve Barkley joins me to discuss ways to work with teachers who not enthusiastic about having a coach. Learn practical strategies, including how to use supporting statements when teachers push back against support. Listen in as we chat about knowing when to speak up or step back to gather the right words.
Are you working with a resistant teacher who does not want you in their classroom? We've all been there!

Sometimes coaching relationships get caught in a negative cycle and need help getting back on track. Steve Barclay, coach and educational consultant, joins us to talk about responding to resistance when coaching educators.

He explains how to use supporting statements to shift relationships when teachers push back against coaching support. Learn his top tips for working with teachers who are not excited to work with you.

Listen in as he tells us why the strongest teachers should get the most coaching. You are going to walk away with a lot of concrete ideas and a good way of thinking about approaching your work with teachers.

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Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

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If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Diversifying Our Literature with Children’s Lit World, Ep. 54 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Including diverse books in your classroom library is important but challenging work. Alyssa Benavides LeClaire from Children’s Lit World joins me to discuss how to select inclusive books your students will love. Learn why it’s necessary to have texts, graphic novels, and picture books that show multiple facets of identity. Listen to find out her favorite books, authors, and publishers.

It can be challenging to include diverse literature in our classroom libraries, but it's essential work. Students need to see all the facets of their identity represented in books and other resources.

Alyssa Benavides LeClaire of Children’s Lit World joins me to talk about diversifying our classroom materials. 

We discuss what inclusive literature is and tips for how to choose books. She explains critical literacy and how it helps the reader claim more power.

Listen to learn why Own Voices books are more accurate, authentic, and real. Find out how to balance books about struggle and resistance with those about joy. This episode is packed with information that will help you create a more inclusive classroom library.

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Thank you for listening to Buzzing with Ms. B: the Coaching Podcast. Want more coaching ideas?

Check me out at buzzingwithmsb.com and on Instagram @buzzingwithmsb.

If you love the show, share it with a coach who would love it too, or leave me a review on iTunes! It’s free and it helps others find this show, too. Happy coaching!

Podcast produced by Fernie Ceniceros of Crowd & Town Creative
 
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