Coaching for Multilingual Student Success with Karen Johannesen Brock

Dr. Karen Johannesen Brock has been an educator and educational consultant for more than three decades. She has assisted more than one hundred schools and districts with implementing instructional coaching and design as well as professional learning plans and school-improvement plans and has worked at the state, school, and district levels. 

Our conversation centers on her book Coaching for Multilingual Student Success: Intentional Practices to Accelerate Learning and Close Achievement Gaps.

We discuss:
  • Understanding multilingual students in our schools
  • The achievement gaps we’re working to close and the challenges in doing so
  • How to build teachers’ confidence
  • An asset-based approach
  • Engaging parents in the learning process
  • Leveraging instructional coaching to strengthen collective teacher efficacy
  • Karen’s approach to instructional coaching
  • Teacher-coach relationships
  • 4 essential practices for teachers that accelerate learning for all students
Find the book Coaching for Multilingual Student Success from Solution Tree or wherever you get your books. 

About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or 

I also host Sideline Sessions, a podcast for coaches and parents of student-athletes. The show features conversations with coaches and performance experts in the NFL, NBA, NCAA, Olympics, and more. Listen here: 

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Coaching for Multilingual Student Success with Karen Johannesen Brock