Mentoring and Coaching

Are they the same thing?

The terms "mentoring" and "coaching" are often used interchangeably. Though they do have some similarities, they also have some key differences. As we will soon be implementing a new coaching plan in our school, we wanted to make you aware of the similarities and differences between them.

One very important note!

Coaching is not about what the teacher is doing or not doing. Coaching is about what the students are learning and doing. Are they succeeding? Are they improving? What can we do differently to bring out the most in our students? Our coaching will be student-centered, as opposed to teacher-centered, so that we can all work together to increase student achievement in our school.