Posted on February 12, 2023 in response to JeffUA In response to JeffUA
I would highly recommend the Apple Learning Coach program to both you and the teacher that is supporting coaching on campus.
Biggest Obstacle to overcome - feeling inadequate, not valuing the difference I am making because it doesn’t seem “big” enough. I think it’s easy to get caught in a negative thought process, especially when comparing yourself and your campus to others.
Coaching Strategies that work - I learned these two questions from an Apple Professional Learning Specialist (shoutout to Sherri) last week!
1.) Would you be willing to drive the iPad while I introduce it to your students?
This helps the teacher have confidence in trying something new, while providing the safety net of you introducing the new tool. It also forces the teacher to utilize the app/tool while you guide them.
2.) While I’m in your room, would you like me to be more of a fly on the wall or involved with students?
Asking permission to be involved gives them power and allows you to earn their trust by keeping your word in their room.
I hope this response helps! I’m interested to see what others say :)
I am an elementary library media specialist who shares the tech coach role with one of the classroom teachers in our 1-to-1 iPad building to provide support for staff members.
We would like to implement more effective coaching cycles so that teachers can better plan for and use technology to increase student learning.
What coaching strategies and approaches have worked well in your schools? What are the some of the biggest obstacles you have had to overcome?