Onsite & Virtual Coaching for Your Teams and Staff
Get customized support for your teachers as they implement new learning and work toward professional goals.
Question for the administrators, instructional coaches, and content specialists ...
Have you ever attended a training with your staff and left with the “Okay, now what?” question floating around in your mind?
You want to make sure that the new learning sticks and help your teachers use it effectively in their classrooms…(not to mention maximizing the time and budget you just invested).
But frankly, the task of taking information from a six-hour training and turning it into practices that become a daily part of classroom instruction feels daunting.
And you’re pretty positive your teachers feel the same way. You have a feeling that when they leave that session, they’re going back to the abyss of their classrooms and to-do lists, with their new learning and resources likely to be left unused and eventually forgotten.
The reality is that even the best professional development can be difficult to digest and implement without the right support, accountability, and real-time feedback.
That’s where our onsite or virtual coaching comes in.
For real implementation to take place, teachers need ongoing support throughout the school year in order to create real change in their classrooms.
In our coaching sessions, we come alongside you to facilitate constructive discussions that lead to highly practical action steps your teams can implement in small, substantial ways.
Our consultants bring a decade of practical experience and research to provide compassionate, objective troubleshooting when challenges arise, as well as individualized feedback and suggestions for improvement.
We help you make implementation simple and tailored to the methods of your teachers, so we can start seeing real results.
Our coaching sets the stage for educators to …
Take ownership of their learning
Individualized support creates a context for educators to have meaningful reflections, talk through overwhelming ideas, and create their own roadmaps to implement new strategies.
Find creative solutions
Sometimes a lack of action is caused by underlying issues that we might not even be aware of. In coaching, our questions and conversation topics can help uncover those obstacles and help find a more productive approach toward taking action.
Build confidence in their abilities
Acknowledging what’s already working creates a powerful momentum that can lead to further progress. Let us help you design a culture of affirmation where teachers feel seen, empowered, and celebrated.
You choose the time, format, and length of the session, and we provide the support that fits inside those parameters.
Here are some of the ways schools leverage coaching to support their teams and staff:
Keynote Follow-up Sessions
We provide support and accountability for your staff as they implement the action steps described in one of Kim’s keynote presentations. Let Kim cultivate conversations among teams and individuals that can lead to greater transformation within the culture of your organization.
Implementation Support After Professional Learning
Provide coaching for your staff after they’ve had time to implement the strategies from our onsite-training, online courses, or workshops. These coaching sessions are an opportunity for staff members to ask follow-up questions, discuss data, and evaluate next steps with the support of their Strobel Education Consultant.
Flipped Professional Learning
Provide a flipped professional learning experience for your staff with coaching alongside one of our many online courses or workshops. Give your teachers an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from a Strobel Education Consultant throughout their online learning experience.
Customized Coaching Support
Have a specific topic in mind that you’d like our consultants to focus on with your staff? Reach out to us about your topic of interest, and we’ll be happy to provide customized coaching support designed to meet your needs.
*Our Coaching can be in the form of asynchronous support, live weekly/monthly PLC support, or professional development for your faculty meetings.
Professional development topics we bring to your staff:
What educators are saying about coaching…
"I felt truly supported as I tried new teaching strategies."
“Sometimes it's overwhelming to get a full day of PD, but having Kim coach us throughout the school year allowed me to truly implement and feel supported as I tried new teaching strategies.”
Melody, Seymour Schools
"I feel invigorated to re-enter my classroom."
“I am leaving this training with some amazing strategies and resources that I will be able to take back and implement in my classroom ASAP! But even more than that, I also enjoyed her positivity and overall energy for the content. I feel invigorated to re-enter my classroom.”
“Kristie is an amazing coach!"
“Kristie is an amazing coach. She was an excellent guide to get us where we need to be.”
Christin Eberhard, Evansville Schools
Here's how Coaching works…
We’ll schedule a pre-consultation call to talk about the needs of your staff and how we can best serve them and your school as a whole. We’ll set the timeframe for our support, plan topics of discussion, the total number of coaching sessions, and resources we can provide.
On the week of your coaching sessions, you’ll receive an email with reminders about the coaching session schedule, relevant digital resources for you to print and make copies to have available at the time of your session(s), and other communication details.
During the scheduled time frame of your coaching package, your Strobel Education consultant will facilitate conversations that guide reflection and provide feedback for the topics we’ve planned during our pre-consultation call.
Within a week of your coaching experience, you’ll receive suggestions for next steps from your Strobel Education consultant, along with any notes and observations from their coaching with your staff.
Interactive and individualized professional learning with coaches who have current classroom experience
The best professional development is provided by teachers who are in the classroom on a regular basis. When our consultants join your PLC’s or staff meetings, they bring their current classroom perspective and expertise with them to help you integrate strategies and resources they are actively practicing with their own students and in classrooms across the country.
Sometimes the most valuable learning happens in real-time conversations between peers and fellow teachers. Our coaching facilitates that level of discussion along with the structure that provides accountability and prompts teachers to take action. Let’s find out how coaching could serve the unique needs of your staff.
"The strategies were realistic.”
“The strategies were realistic and were not “do this because research says” but instead Kim showed us why the strategies are important and how they fit in our classrooms with different types of learners. You are so positive and full of energy. I loved all the resources given and your personal connections and experiences. I loved how you showed how to go deep with questions and break them into the 3 different phases. This was so helpful!”
Jade Nazir, Kerrick
Coaching is the perfect solution for you and your staff if...
I’m Kim Strobel, Founder of Strobel Education
Here at Strobel Education we focus on building intimate relationships with the schools that we serve and we’ve found that coaching is one of the best ways to do that.
Before every coaching session, we meet with you to understand the unique goals of your school and staff so that when we join your PLCs and meetings, we can facilitate strategic conversations to prompt meaningful discussions that support those goals.
With over 22 years in education, I know that every teacher, staff, and school culture is different, and it’s our mission to meet your team right where they’re at and guide them toward growth.
Whether you have a team of ten or two hundred, we’d love to meet with you to find out how we can best serve your organization.
Frequently Asked Questions About Coaching
Coaching sessions can be completely customized for your staff including the time, length, and format of the session(s). We can schedule them during 30–45 minute conference periods for individual grade levels and teams, or up to 2 hours in large-group settings. It really depends on the types of conversations we agree would be the most productive for the topics we plan on discussing.
At times, we can honor last-minute requests, but the earlier you book, the better chance you have of securing your date(s). Many schools book our coaching sessions as a follow-up experience to a keynote presentation, on-site training, in tandem with one of our self-paced courses. These are usually booked out 3-6 months in advance.
After we’ve confirmed a date and time, we’ll send an email the week of the session(s) with all the information and accompanying materials. Depending on the size of the group, if it's onsite or virtual, and the format of teacher participation, you may need:
- A projector – to project the video of the SE consultant (if coaching is being provided in a large group setting)
- Speaker system (if necessary)
- Communication to the staff with the zoom link, we will provide the week of the session(s), if virtual
- Printouts of the digital resources we will send via email two weeks before the session(s)
With written notice, your coaching sessions may be rescheduled for a future date within the same school year, up to 60 days before the designated date. However, the contract must be paid in full by the first original selected date.
Your Strobel Education consultant will email you two weeks prior to the training and include a PDF handout to be printed out for your participants' use. If you prefer, an interactive digital version will also be made available. If this is the route taken, please make sure laptops or tablets are made available.
Generally, we create an invoice after the coaching occurs. Then, payment is expected approximately 30 days via a check. Sometimes, schools ask us to send an invoice in advance, and we are happy to do so if that works best.
After securing dates, you’ll receive a contract that includes the date, time, topics, and goals of your coaching sessions. Two weeks before the session(s), you’ll receive a reminder email along with the relevant digital materials.
Approximately three weeks before your scheduled sessions, a Strobel Education consultant will reach out to you to discuss your goals for coaching and make final plans for the timing, format, and length of each session.
Get in touch with us about scheduling coaching for your staff.
Tell us about your staff needs and a Strobel Education consultant will reach out to you as soon as possible.