Help Teachers Understand Coaching
_ Many teachers are unsure of what to expect when educational coaches begin working in their schools. Too often, teachers draw conclusions about coaches' roles and duties based upon rumor or what occurred at another school rather than what coaching will be about in their school. Effective learning leaders engage teachers in multiple conversations about coaching--its purpose, coaches' roles, desired outcomes, and teachers' perspectives on coaching. Recommended points to make include the following.
The purpose of coaching is:
Hiring Educational Coaches: Interview Questions and Answers to Listen For
Click here for a link to a list of suggested questions to ask when interviewing candidates for a position in educational coaching. Beneath each question are some things to listen for in the candidates' replies.