“Building relationships and supporting teachers on an emotional level is an important part of the job of a mentor or coach, and is necessary if you want to connect with teachers and help them grow on an intellectual level.” Read the blog.
Building Relationships with New Teachers
As you watch this video about a mentor working with a new teacher, think about the type of relationship that is being built. Pay attention to the role this relationship plays in the teacher’s receptiveness to setting goals and being observed by her coach.
"Instructional coaching is one of those positions within a system of schools that is complex — not complex in terms of being difficult, but complex because of the nature of the relationships that exist between coaches and teachers.” Read the blog.
Watch this video to see how you can focus your observations on student learning. What can you take away from watching this video?
Multiple Measures of Feedback
Observations are one way for teachers to get helpful feedback. But it’s not the only way! Watch this video and consider how observations, student feedback, and coaching all contribute to teachers’ growth.
“Each coach talked about how she takes observational notes and discusses those notes with teachers. We noticed that during observations we all script what teachers and students are saying, but each of us had different approaches to organizing and sharing these notes.” Read the blog.