How to Be a Coach to an Already Awesome Staff

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IMG_7243This 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:

  1. I’ll be a listener.
  2. I’ll work alongside and inside the classroom.
  3. I’ll work directly with students.
  4. I’ll collaborate.
  5. I’ll do research.
  6. I’ll document and share my learning.

Anything else I should add?

How do you I suggest I “coach” an already amazing staff?

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Comments

  1. Dena :) says

    Great list, Jo-Ann and very exciting adventure!! The only thing that comes to mind (that you’re already so good at) is highlighting or showcasing the “eduawesomeness” of other staff/happenings around the site. I know I can’t wait to hear more!

  2. says

    Hi Jo-Ann,

    This is a clear idea on how to coach another teacher. I’m sure you’ve helped other teachers to flip their class. I would love to hear if you have any experience like that. Do you think you would have 15 min to chat about it?

    My email is quim@edpuzzle.com (I’m one of the founders of EDpuzzle, but I promise I won’t sell you anything, I’m just trying to learn).

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