RESTART RECHARGE PODCAST
Season 1 Episodes
Katie Ritter & Justin Thomas
Welcome to the Restart Recharge podcast! We’re a podcast by coaches, for coaches. Our goals are to assure current instructional and tech coaches that they are on the right track and to provide a better understanding of our role for people considering becoming a coach. We’ll also look to give ideas and tips to people serving as supplemental tech support and administrators to understand the importance of tech coaches to make the case to develop the position in their district.
Tracee Keough & Lisa Kuhn
How coaches can prepare and support teachers for the ever changing learning environments they face. Today we’ll be talking about a lot of the changes COVID has caused coaches to make, and how we are adapting to those changes and challenges, and how we have been supporting teachers through changes.
Annamarie Rinehart & Mallory Kessen
Listeners will develop a better understanding of how to navigate the expansive space of Social Media and build a larger coach PLN- ultimately, equipping them with a virtual “social circle” to recharge their coaching batteries and get inspired from like-minded people. This episode will cover ideas and tips for coaches new to social media, and those who even have a blue checkmark!
Tyler Erwin & Molly Lutts
Listeners of this episode will join us in reflecting on what has worked well last school year as a tech coach. Reflect on their work and begin to make changes and plan for the next school year. Listeners of this episode will join us in reflecting on this past school year with COVID and how we can build upon the positives to plan for a successful transition back into a more “normal” school year.
Mark Gumm & Mallory Kessen
Listeners will gain an understanding of how to transition to a coaching role with confidence. They will hear from two first year coaches on their experience transitioning from out of the classroom, and out of an administration role, into a coaching role. Veteran coaches will enjoy relatable “flashbacks from the past” as Mallory and Mark relay their experiences and new transitioning coaches will learn tips and tricks to make their path to coaching smoother.
Brooke Conklin & Emily Cowan
Planning a good, authentic, PD can be difficult. Adding on layers of differentiation, personal choice, assessment, and alignment with district initiatives makes this coaching skill even tougher to master. This episode will kick off a short series focused on designing quality professional development that creates sustainable teacher growth. On today’s episode, listeners will dive deep into aligning professional development with school and district initiatives as well as how to structure a year’s worth of targeted learning from day 1.
Brooke Conklin & Tracee Keough
Planning a good, authentic, PD can be difficult. Adding on layers of differentiation, personal choice, assessment, and alignment with district initiatives makes this coaching skill even tougher to master. This episode will explore the complicated art of differentiation for adult learning. Join us in exchanging ideas on differentiation in regard to pacing, mastery speeds, entry levels, content areas and grade levels.
Brooke Conklin & Lisa Kuhn
Planning a good, authentic, PD can be difficult. Adding on layers of differentiation, personal choice, assessment, and alignment with district initiatives makes this coaching skill even tougher to master. This episode will divulge our top secrets for making a PD that “sticks” all year long. Adding strategic themes, activities, and creating an environment of engagement and fun can make a huge difference.
Amanda Del Balso
Listeners will have all of their questions answered about the process for becoming a Google for Education Certified Coach. Amanda Del Balso, Senior Program Manager for the Certified Coach program joins us today as well as Certified Coach Emily Cowan who will share more about the journey to becoming a certified coach and offer some advice for listeners who are considering submitting their own application.
Today on Restart Recharge, we will be talking to the founder of ConnectHub, a data collection platform for instructional coaches- Suzana Somers! We are going to talk with Suzana about what led her to create this powerful data-centric platform, how instructional coaches can collect data to inform their work, and how data can be used to make informed and transformative coaching decisions.
Tyler Erwin & Emily Cowan
Listeners will walk away from this episode prepared to initiate some buzz for their coaching program. Our guest(s), Tyler & Emily, will share their tried and true strategies for designing a coaching cycle program, from the pitch and marketing, to setting up systemic structures for success.
Tyler Erwin & Annamarie Rinehart
Listeners will walk away from this episode with a clearer vision on valuable coaching conversations and having a meaningful reflection in goal setting with educators to ensure that coaching cycles achieve deep impact for student learning.
Tyler Erwin & Tracee Keough
Tyler Erwin and Tracee Keough are back with us on Restart Recharge today sharing insider secrets for making coaching cycles successful when you are “in the thick of it." We’ll chat about goal setting, co-teaching, sharing resources, co-planning, and non-evaluative observations.
Tyler Erwin & Brooke Conklin
Join us as we wrap up our final episode of our mini-series on coaching cycles! This week Tyler and Brooke will discuss how they close out coaching cycles and celebrate the progress educators make throughout the semester.
Brooke Conklin & Tracee Keough
Join us as we dive into holiday hacks that utilize your technology skills beyond the classroom. Brooke and Tracee will share some of their favorite EdTech tools for getting organized, saving money, and staying on top of the holiday rush.
Ryan McLane & Michael Roush
Who is telling your story if you don’t? Telling the story of what we do and the story of the good stuff happening in the classrooms and buildings can transform our schools for the better. On today’s episode, we’ll be discussing the ins and outs of “telling your story” with Ryan McLane, co-author of Your school rocks, so tell people, and our very own master storyteller, Michael Roush. We all have a story to tell, let’s start telling it today!