If you are responsible for supporting teacher growth, I can make an educated guess about you: you are super busy.
I can also guess that you are invested in helping teachers improve their interactions with children because you know how important these interactions are to the children in their care.To honor that, you have important work to do and not enough time to do it, so let's get right to the point.
For this reason, we worked with expert teacher-coaches to develop the course "Using Data to Support Teachers: Formal Observation Reports." The course focuses on helping you know what to do when you receive teachers' formal observation reports on myTeachstone.
Three Reasons to Take the Course:
Since the coronavirus has disrupted many of our in-person plans, you might be trying to figure out how you can transition in-person coaching to online coaching. Online coaching can open a number of doors for coaches and teachers that might not be an option in face-to-face work.
Even top athletes rely on the support of a coach to improve their game. Players need coaches to help identify their unique strengths and grow their talents while increasing their skills in areas of challenge. To do all this, coaches spend lots of time observing athletes while they practice—giving real-time feedback based on current efforts, breaking skills down as needed to cultivate mastery, and encouraging players to keep trying in pursuit of their goals.
As coaches, we've all encountered resistant teachers. Resistance to coaching can take many forms. You might encounter a teacher who is direct, making it clear they don't want your help. Or a teacher who is passive, putting off your meetings and recommendations, or acting like they're open to coaching but never actually changing their behavior. While this can be frustrating, you shouldn’t assume the teacher is to blame.