Building Capacity

Drs. Rush and Shelden discuss how coaching can help increase and enhance individuals’ competence and confidence in skills and knowledge.

This video covers the “why” of why we coach. Drs. Shelden and Rush discuss why coaches want to “work ourselves out of a job” by building capacity, confidence and competence in others. They provide reflective opportunities and typical scenarios, so that you can determine if you are building capacity or creating dependence with your choice of action.

· Taking the lead with families (or others in a coaching relationship)

· Doing things for families

· Bringing things to families

In addition to the video, you will find suggestions for use and additional resources.

Suggestions and Reflections on the Use of this Video

This video could be used to emphasize the purpose of coaching: To support adults’ capability to enhance children’s learning and development. It could be used for trainings, individual learning or peer discussions. It can also be used as a review and enhancing of learning about coaching. We’ve included some additional resources to supplement the video.

If you’re a trainer, what do you think of this information? How does this information fit in with what you’ve experienced in training others? In your own work as a coach? What ideas do you have to use this to support your training of other coaches?

If you’re a coach (an adult supporting other adults in the lives with children with disabilities), how is this information consistent with what you already knew about coaching? What ideas do you have for using this information?

If you’re working with a coach (family member, child care provider, teacher, colleague, new coach, etc.), what do you think about this information? How could you use this information in your work with a coach? What additional information would you want?

Others — What is your interest in coaching? How does this apply to your current experiences and situations? What will you take away from this information and how will you use it in your work?

Resources for this video

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center resources — Seven Key Principles: Looks like/Doesn’t Look Like

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