Instructional Coaches

Do AWESOME Things!!

These INCLUDE, but are NOT limited to, the following:

1. Provide job-embedded professional development.
2. Model and demonstrate highly-effective, best practices.
3. Offer non-evaluative, objective feedback on a regular basis.
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4. Create an environment where student needs drive professional development.
5. Offer guidance and feedback at the exact time teachers need it most - in the classroom.
6. Inspire teachers to try new learning strategies and/or tools.
7. Facilitate the transition from teacher-centered to learner-driven classrooms.
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8. Are site-based teacher-leaders who support both students and their teachers.
9. Collaborate with teachers in order to engage students in innovative ways.
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10. Help to close the digital use divide by ensuring all students understand how to use technology to create content.
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When Coaching Anyone This Weekend:

  1. Make it FUN!
  2. Say LESS.
  3. Empower THEM.
  4. Include
  5. Enthuse
  6. Be altruistic.
  7. Be a role model.
  8. SMILE!


via @drmartintoms
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Examples of Fall 2015 Collaboration Projects

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Reading Responses: Mrs. Lorberbaum's Third Grade Class

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Plickers: Real-Time Formative Assessment

Give all students the chance to participate and engage in learning without feeling self-conscious.
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