This week I’ve had a bit of time to look at the social media challenges designed by Eduro Learning. These challenges are intended to be used as Resolutions for Coaches for the New Year. Resolution #1 is about redefining your role. As the downloadable resource explains, a big challenge as a coach is to define your role not only for yourself but for your whole school community. In many schools the position of a coach is a new one, and many coaches don’t even have job descriptions that accurately encompass all that they do. A video is provided as part of Resolution #1 where Kim Cofino defines the 5 key roles as a coach:
- being a listener
- being an advocate for teacher needs
- being a content area expert
- being a partner in learning
- being a data collector
I sent my 3 takeaways from this video to Tricia at Eduro Learning and she kindly made these into lovely images which I’m sharing here.