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Reflecting on Leadership with Dr. Jill Brown, Ep. 102 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

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Coaches, want to know how to make lasting change at your school? 

Be reflective!

It’s not enough to be knowledgeable about teaching and learning. Reflecting on your work is key to being an effective instructional coach. 

On this episode of The Coaching Podcast, Dr. Jill Brown and I talk about what it means to be a reflective leader and the importance of self-awareness. We discuss how to reflect on your coaching work, questions to ask yourself, and ways to improve your practice. She explains the four steps to take when facing hard truths and how to use data to reflect on your work.

As this school year comes to a close, try to schedule some time for reflection. Consider what went well and areas for improvement. Be honest with yourself and open to feedback from others. Listen to this episode for some great tips on being a more reflective leader!

Topics and Questions Discussed in Episode 102 – Reflecting on Leadership with Dr. Jill Brown

  • What it means to be a reflective leader
  • The importance of self-awareness for coaches
  • How to be a more reflective coach 
  • Ways to get to know your staff and make connections (even when you’re coaching a lot of teachers)
  • Ideas to help leaders be more self-aware, observant, and flexible
  • How to improve communication and different ways to enter conversations with teachers
  • Why leaders need input from multiple sources to be reflective and effective
  • The role of data in self-reflection and how to use anecdotal data
  • Reflective questions for coaches 
  • Big mistakes leaders make when reflecting on their work
  • Planning for future growth 
  • Becoming aware of your biases and assumptions
  • The four steps to take when facing hard truths
  • Why leaders need to make mistakes and what we learn from them
  • How to notice patterns and gain clarity
  • Processes to support self-reflection
  • How to use what we learned through self-reflection to impact student learning and make lasting change
  • Things coaches can do to support special education teachers

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