Challenges and Opportunities by Chelsea Ebert
What is a literacy coach?
Literacy coaches are not given a great job description. Many of them aren't sure what their role is exactly.
In and Out of the Classrooms
Literacy coaches have to collaborate with the classroom teachers outside of the classroom. Coaches have a difficult time trying to negotiate new ways of professional learning. The principal should give the coaches and teachers plenty of space to be able to work it out together.
Coaches have to know about adult learning and about how they can work around the issues. They also need continued support from others within the school.