If you step into my classroom on any given day, there’s a good chance you’ll hear us talking about layers—the layers of a novelist’s symbolism or the layers of audience consideration when we craft a narrative, poem, or analysis. We love layers because in them we find our best questions, our most incisive conversations, our most thought-provoking responses.
One great way to add layers to our teaching practice is to add a coach’s voice. I received layers of insightful feedback when I asked teaching coaches Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey to help me think more carefully about my Teaching Channel video, When a Lesson Goes Wrong
. Their questions, observations, and commentary gave me new ideas that I hadn’t considered before. With this experience in mind, I’ve written a blog
focusing on how coaching through Notes makes a difference to teachers who are trying to get better. If you aren't familiar with Tch Notes or need a refresher, watch this helpful how-to video
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
3 Videos Showing Coaches in Action