What Is Your Tech Coach Teaching Style?

Finding Your Tech Coach Teaching Style

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss different types of coaching styles and how a new Tech Coach can find his/her own voice within the position.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How can a Tech Coach find his/her own style and voice within the position?
    • A Presenter-centered Approach
      • Good for absorbing information and getting the “nitty-gritty” out of the way.
      • How much lecture is too much lecture?
      • When is the best time to do it during a workshop?
      • You are always a presenter who is a teacher
    • A Hands-on Guided Approach
      • Knowing when to help and when to hold back
      • Knowing what to provide as an example or template based on how creative the teachers are
      • Show… don’t tell
      • It’s ok to show your faults if issues come up
    • A Facilitator / Coach Approach
      • Helps promote self-learning and teacher discovery
      • More personal- get to know the teachers more
      • Focus on teaching styles and student outcomes
    • The Collaborative Approach
      • Does Think – Pair – Share work in PD?
      • Leave it open to discussion
      • Tech Coach as a learner too
      • Building in time to brainstorm/plan together with the tech coach
    • A Blended /Hybrid Approach
      • Inclusive – a distillation of the best styles
      • Gives you time to tailor the training session to your teachers
      • Easy to incorporate tech
    • Finding Your Own Voice
      • How to feel comfortable teaching adults vs children
      • How to navigate through the sea of Administration and Association
      • How not to get disturbed when things get awkward
      • How to be you and not lose your personality and self


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