Archive for the ‘Coaching Practices’ Category

Ever “Wonder” with Families?

Last week, our May Talks on Tuesdays webinar presenter, Jeannie Odachowski, presented about Approaching Families About Early Mental … Continue reading




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The Value of Collaborative Problem-Solving

Pop Quiz: What is the activity that families report in the literature as the most helpful thing that happens … Continue reading




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Explaining WHY We Ask So Many Questions

Imagine you are the parent who’s child is newly referred to early intervention (EI). Someone calls you and … Continue reading




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EI Research to Practice Brief #5: Which Coaching Strategies Do We Really Use?

In your busy day, there’s often very little time to stop and really think about what you’re doing. … Continue reading




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VA’s Coaching Facilitation Guide – A New Tool for Local Coaching Leaders

In Virginia, we’ve spent the past few years working hard to learn about and adopt coaching practices. Six regions … Continue reading




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6 Key Ideas for Joint Planning with Parents

I recently spoke with a mother who is a highly educated, early childhood professional and who received early … Continue reading




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Breaking the “Have You Tried…?” Habit

It’s so easy, almost reflexive, to provide suggestions to a parent who tells us about a struggle with … Continue reading




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Adult Learning Principle #5 – Feedback is How We Grow

Have you ever taken a yoga or dance class? If you haven’t, let me tell you about my … Continue reading




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Adult Learning Principle #4: Active Practice and Participation are Key!

Your tire just went flat. You pull over to the side of the road, in the middle of … Continue reading




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Ditch the Animal Sounds! – Who’s Ready for the Next Talks on Tuesday?!

It is hard to believe but it is almost May!  The final Talk of the two-part series, entitled … Continue reading

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