Connected Coaching, Week 8: Inquiring

Connected Coaching, Week 8: Inquiring

This is a summary of our online conversation, facilitated by Lani Ritter Hall of #plpnetwork

  1. My tweets for the next hour or so are important points from the Connected Coaching eCourse. #plpnetwork
  2. When do we take a coaching stance in online spaces? #plpnetwork
  3. @beachcat11: It takes determination to make connections and figure things out in online spaces. #plpnetwork
  4. Connections– good protocol for getting everyone to speak once without judgment. #plpnetwork…
  5. @coyotecizzle: Silence is okay. Our brains need time to paraphrase what other people have said/are saying. #plpnetwork
  6. When rules of a protocol are not being followed, go back to the norms and restate them. And remember– it’s a learning process. #plpnetwork
  7. @lanihall asks a good question for reflection: What things can you imagine doing differently? #plpnetwork
  8. @MDConley57 asks, “How do you know if you are doing the right listening and responding when coaching others?” #plpnetwork
  9. Wonderings: asking what’s possible in the form of questions. Freely add ideas, build on others. No evaluating (i.e. “good job”). #plpnetwork
  10. @lanihall asks: How do connected learners collaborate and coach each other across different time zones? #plpnetwork
  11. This is where Blackboard froze on me. Sorry if I missed anything vital to the conversation.
  12. This G+ post contains the Google Doc with our questions.

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

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