As I stated in my last post, I have recently started a new job as an EdTech Integration Coach.
I have been keen to dive into the ins and outs of this new role. It is a learning curve, but one I am so excited to get into with my new colleagues. I have started the Google Certified Coach program, bought a few books (mentioned in my last post), and have signed up for multiple PD's my school is hosting based on coaching - what a year to be here! Jim Knight's Instructional Coaching and Cognitive Coaching being the two big names we are working with this year. In short - I am excited to learn all that I can about being a coach.
Because I know my knowledge base is small right now - I have some questions for all of you experienced coaches...
I have started formal coaching cycles with 9 teachers at my school. I felt like I had great energy and lots to collaborate on... We have identified their goals, we have worked through possible solutions, they have chosen tools to work on this solution, I have been into their classroom to observe, we have reflected on those observations and made next steps.... and now I am feeling like...
My check ins with teachers are becoming shorter - because they are on a roll and know what they're doing next. I don't want to waste their time. I am still consistently meeting with them to be a collaborator and have them voice next steps, etc...
I want to back off and let them fly, as I would with my students. I want to give them breathing room and time to think and experiment. But I also want to keep committed to them in this coaching cycle. I just feel a little stuck at this point.
Passionate Educator and Innovation Coach.