Building Great Relationships With Your Coworkers

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.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Reflections and reactions
  • The Great LMS Debate: Blog Post
  • Q: What is the first thing a school should do when choosing an LMS?
  • Ask the Tech Coach Mastermind Signup (Coupon Code Ends Oct 1, 2018)
  • 8-Week Digital Literacy Challenge2 Face-to-Face meetings each month
  • Create a Digital Literacy / Tech Integration Plan for your school district
  • 5-week Online Course for Learning Management Systems
  • Bonus Podcasts and Tech Coach Blog Posts
  • FREE Digital Templates and Lesson Plans that can be used in the classroom
  • Exclusive Membership in our Tech Coach Facebook Group
  • How To Create a Great 1:1 Relationship with Your Staff Members
  • Having empathy for staff members while getting your job doneDon’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 hallwaysMaking 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 lunchroomKnow 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 studentsRemember: you are their resource, not the other way around
  • Supporting teachers in the classroom -vs- observing teachers in the classroomFocus 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?
  • On the Next Episode
  • How to Create a Tech Coach WebsiteWhy build a website?
  • Platforms for various websites
  • The importance of modeling what you want in the classroom
  • Choose the platform that is best for your teachers and district … not your ego
  • Future EpisodesEpisode 20: Tech Coach Websites
  • Episode 21: The 3 best ways to train your staff … when they don’t care about the topic

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