Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Susan welcome Instructional Coach Heather Esposito on the podcast to discuss the need for student voice inside of the classroom.
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Question of the Week
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This week’s question is:
How can Instructional Coaches support teachers in creating highly effective and authentic lessons while at the same time, keeping Student Voice in the conversation?
- How to navigate conferences as an Instructional Coach
- How to set conference goals to support both professional learning and personal goals
- What are the Frameworks that coaches have to support teachers across various grade levels and content areas?
- Is a Coaching Framework a personal philosophy, or a district mandate?
- How to best explain your own Framework to teachers and administration to help them support you and your digital learning mission.
- How to create standards and objective based coaching goals
- Ultimately, coaching is about helping teachers support their students and showing your value in that process.
- Learning how to find a common goal with that teacher to build positive and professional relationships
- Ask questions
- Be positive
- Invite teachers to ask questions of you (the coach) to push the conversation forward
- The importance of understanding the learning and innovation curve
- Why should coaches set up appointments with administrators during the summer?
- Set up meetings to talk 1:1
- Goal setting
- Get on the calendar
- Set up meetings to talk 1:1
Links of Interest
- Intersections: Hattie, Magana, Quaglia, Marzano
- Technology Coaching Success Strategies
- EdTech Coaches Playground Google Site
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