This is my new job title. Coach. Yet my new staff, who I am privileged to work with, is already absolutely amazing! As a new school we had the opportunity to build a solid creative, innovative, and inspiring teaching staff. I mean really… they are going to be teaching me so much!
So here is my dilemma… how do I coach an already awesome staff?
First of all, in a perfect world I’d change my job title to “Collaborator.” Because that feels right. Rather than “coaching” my colleagues, I’d rather sit alongside and plan, collaborate, create, and innovate with them. I think we would both benefit from this type of scenario. I believe we are better when we work together.
So here is how I plan on approaching my new position:
- I’ll be a listener.
- I’ll work alongside and inside the classroom.
- I’ll work directly with students.
- I’ll collaborate.
- I’ll do research.
- I’ll document and share my learning.
Anything else I should add?
How do you I suggest I “coach” an already amazing staff?