The Importance of Building Great Relationships with Your Teaching Staff

Ask the Tech Coach Episode 19

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at several things a Tech Coach can do to create positive relationships with their teachers, administrators, and support staff members.

How To Create a Great 1:1 Relationship with Your Staff Members

  • Having empathy for staff members while getting your job done
  • Don’t take everything personally.
  • Always ask them how they are doing.
  • It’s about them getting their job done … not about you getting your job done.
  • The importance of walking the hallways
  • Making friends will get you everywhere you want to be.’How is your family?
    • How are the kids?
    • Never lead with your agenda
    • Keep the computer in your backpack
    • Never take notes while they are in front of you.
  • Makes you visible and open to assist
  • “How do you use the Copy Machine?”
  • Surviving the faculty lunchroom
  • Know the school schedule and wear multiple hats with different people.
  • Lunch happens in the Lunchroom … always
  • Don’t be “the tech guy” 24/7
  • Treating your teachers as equals … but students
  • Remember: you are their resource, not the other way around
  • Supporting teachers in the classroom -vs- observing teachers in the classroom
  • Focus on what they do well
  • Find ways to enhance their practice or meet their needs
  • What do you do when things don’t go the way you want it to?


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