What Can You Expect When You Are #NewToCoaching?

Allison Peterson New To Coaching

Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Instructional Coach Allison Peterson on the podcast to talk about the importance of finding your “One Word” for your coaching program this year.

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Weekly Topic

  • Tips for creating a Successful Instructional Coaching Program
    • Build Relationships!
    • Get to know as many teachers as you can in as many natural ways as possible
    • Get to know the non-classroom teachers and the people in your administrative offices
      • “Work from the Middle”
  • Finding your “One Word” as an Instructional Coach
    • Find your Personal and Professional way of thinking
      • Create a visual that you can put in front of you
      • Create an anker point each month
  • Kickstart Your Coaching Cycles
  • Building Systems for your Coaching Programs
    • Jeff
      • Coaching Websites
      • Coaching Newsletters
      • How to Organize your Coaching Sessions
    • Allison
      • Coaching Planner
      • Weekly & Daily Goals
      • Google Keep (Conversations with Teachers)
      • Google Drive
  • What should Coaches be focusing on in 2023?
    • Create a Conversation and Coaching Tracker
    • Build your Systems for Success
    • Get teachers into 1:1 conversations and Coaching Cycles
  • The importance of being in an Instructional Coaching PLN
    • Having a strong PLN is what will transform you from being a teacher into being a coach
    • Find your EdTech Coaches … Connect at Conferences!
    • Join a group coaching program to gather supporters for your coaching program

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About our Guest: Allison Peterson

Allison is the founder of the #NewtoCoaching Community where new Instructional Coaches can learn, connect, and be encouraged as they transition from the classroom to coaching. In addition to training and supporting new coaches, Allison consults with independent schools to help design and start their instructional coaching programs. She’s starting her 9th year out of the classroom as a coach. She is currently launching a new coaching program as a K-8 Instructional Coach at a school in North Georgia.

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