While educators as a whole are terribly underappreciated, coaches might be the least appreciated group of all.
October 2018 Archives
As a coach, you are trained to have a critical eye, and as an experienced educator, you may first see what isn't working in a classroom before you notice what is working. Coaches and their coachees will benefit greatly when a coach focuses first on what is going well in a classroom and not on what needs to be fixed.
There's so much advice, suggestions, tips and tricks for coaches, but here are my top five rules. These keep me grounded and effective as a coach.
The teacher she was coaching was in crisis, and although she was using all her coaching strategies, students were exasperated. Have you ever felt torn between the needs of your client and the needs of students? In this honest and thought-provoking post by guest, Lizzie Salzfass, she describes this tension and how she navigated it.