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Sustaining the Journey

The Reflecting Conversation: Reflect on the Coaching Process and Explore Refinements

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February 10, 2017

This week’s Sustaining the Journey continues a review of the Reflecting Conversation Map. The focus will be on the last region of the map, “Reflect on the coaching process and explore refinements.”

Summarize impressions and recall supporting information/data

Analyze causal factors

Construct new learning(s)

Commit to application

Reflect on the coaching processand explore refinements

This region of the map is the same as the Planning Conversation. The goal is to invite reflection on the coaching process by the coachee. In doing so, the coach gets feedback to apply to future situations. Simultaneously, the reflector develops increased consciousness about his/her own learning and how the coaching process is serving learning. Often reflectors see how they might use the same process with their clients by reflecting on the process, e.g., teachers with students, principals with teachers.

How might you enhance your use of this region during your coaching conversations this week?

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