One of things that gets in the way of instructional coaches and principals getting into the classrooms and getting into the nitty gritty of teaching is that they are struggling with getting everyone excited about coaching.  Let’s just say that a lot of strong opinions emerge when we start talking about getting into classrooms and reflecting on the teaching. Right?

  • Some people think they don’t need coaching…
  • Some teachers think they are beyond it…
  • Some teachers are afraid of looking inadequate…
  • Some teachers are rarin’ to go…
  • Some are just waiting for retirement and hope you’ll mosey on by their classroom door…

BUT I have discovered the only way that we work quickly through this apprehension and dragging of the feet: setting the expectation that everyone gets coached.  It really clears the stage of all of the hemming and hawing we see…

Watch this 1-minute clip on my best advice:

What do you think?  How might this info help your instructional coaching team?

 

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