Does Coaching … Really Matter?

Coaching Matters Chapter 1

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Susan begin a book study on the book Coaching Matters. We discuss chapter 1 which gives us a firm foundation on where tech coaching should begin and become successful.

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In this episode, we discuss chapter 1 of Coaching Matters by Joellen Killion, Cindy Harrison, Chris Bryan, and Heather Cliftton.

Some of the key points discussed in the conversation:

  • Establishing a base with the staff members to support what is being taught in the curriculum.
  • How do you make coaching a part of the teacher’s routine?
    • Coaching cycle, not so much coaching a tool or concept in isolation but bringing the teacher through a unit with technology weaved in throughout.
  • Be positive with administrators on good things teachers are doing as you move forward with helping with meeting needs that they may have.
  • Get teachers thinking about what can be done and accomplished through the tools they learn about and use of technology not just becoming proficient in specific tools.  Similar to how we want our students to learn. Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Have your vision and philosophy as a coach as you work with leadership to carry out the mission and vision of the district as you work with teachers.
  • Get teachers thinking about what can be done and accomplished through the tools they learn about and use of technology not just becoming proficient in specific tools.  Similar to how we want our students to learn. Develop critical thinking skills.
  • What are you doing with the coaching title that you have?  Are you making an impact?

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