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CoachCademy is THEE hub for aspiring and driven educators who want to master the art and craft of instructional coaching by up-leveling their practice and becoming confident and courageous coaches!

By the way, I'm Melanie D. Matthews-Calhoun, educator, author, and national coach & consultant. I will be your guide during your coaching journey.

Get started right now for FREE by checking out Coaching Foundations where you can access webinars, ebooks, tips sheets, and more all created to jumpstart and reignite your inner coach.

Want to take it a step further? Check out Coaching Essentials where you'll have access to a series of "How To" videos.

Want to take it to the MAX? Go ahead and check out the other modules here in CoachCademy for more in-depth learning opportunities.

If you need to reach out to me, just email me at Welcome aboard and I'll see you inside.

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Instructional Coaches Manifesto

Have you ever stopped to think about what an instructional coach actually does? You’re not alone. Most of us had the same question.

This question goes beyond the job description, it goes just below the surface. Yeah, we know about the duties and responsibilities that are so meticulously outlined in the job description, but what do you really do?

The Instructional Coaches Manifesto answers that question. On the other side of the duties and responsibilities live the qualities and characteristics that make you a dynamic coach.

To get your very own copy of the Instructional Coaches Manifesto explaining who you are and what you do, click Get It Now!

Coaching Foundations

Welcome to the wonderful world of coaching!

You might be in the right place if you:

  • Are you thinking about becoming an instructional coach and want to learn more about what it’s really all about? This is your starting point.
  • Are you new to coaching and need a little something extra, more support to assist you in your coaching work? This is your starting point?
  • Are thinking you’ve run out of ideas and are looking for more? This is your starting point.
  • If you’re just curious and want to see what’s behind this curtain? Go ahead and take a peek!

There are a variety of resources here to help springboard your coaching. What are you waiting for. Sign up now!

Coaching Essentials

Have you ever wondered about what things you need to know and what things you need to do to be an effective instructional coach?

There are many ways to be an effective coach and starting here with the necessities will get you there.

In this series of trainings, you’ll learn the necessities of coaching as I show you step-by-step how to get it done in the most efficient way.

No longer will you wonder about those important, to-do coaching practices that will boost your effectiveness as a coach. After participating in this series you’ll know exactly what to do.

Click Learn More to find out more about Coaching Essentials today!

Instructional Coach "Get Started" Challenge: The Encore

When was the last time you actually sat down and dedicated time to sorting out the various parts of your coaching role?

Yeah, you start thinking about how you can coach better, support better, and train better, but what about how YOU can be better?

This goes beyond professional development. This goes to you! Your core, your WHY behind how you do coaching.

The Instructional Coach "Get Started" 7-Day Challenge helps you get to the core of your coaching and puts you on the path of being an effective coach. And it all starts with you.

If you feel like you're up for the challenge, go ahead and click the button to sign up!

Coaches Need Care, Too. Self-care For Instructional Coaches!

Sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough time in the day to take a quick pause. Back to back observations followed by teacher meetings, PLCs, co-teaching, modeling lessons, the list goes on and on. When do you have time for you? The time when you can recharge and just breathe?

I’ve thought about this, about how coaches can take some time for themselves, just a moment to catch a breath and refocus.

That’s why I created this easy-to-follow webinar sharing a few ways, 26 to be exact, of how you can create your personal escape at work.

If you’re tired of being tired at work and don’t know how to cure it, this webinar is just what you need. Click the button to begin.

Instructional Coaches R.E.F.L.E.C.T. and Grow!

The Instructional Coaches R.E.F.L.E.C.T. and Grow webinar is designed to help you think more deeply about your work as a coach.

This webinar will teach you how to focus on specific parts of your coaching practice that will help you grow and evolve into an effective coach.

Instructional Coaches R.E.F.L.E.C.T. and Grow provides you with clear and manageable ways to improve and transform your coaching.

Go ahead and click the Learn More button to get started.

Better Classroom Observations: Getting More Out of What You See

Taking great observation notes that capture everything (or almost everything) you observe can prove to be quite challenging. I mean, how do you write down everything you see and hear? The truth is, observation note taking skills takes some time to develop and refine.

What if I told you there’s a solid way to gather great notes from your observations? Great observation notes that will give you all the details you need to give great feedback to the teachers you support?

It is possible, very possible. It doesn’t happen overnight but with time, practice, and a method for taking notes that will allow you to capture everything you’ve observed, you’ll be a pro at it in no time.

To learn more, click the button below.

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