Mix and Match, Let's Collaborate!
As I begin my new position as an Instructional Coach this week, I wanted a way for staff to visualize what my new role and responsibilities entail. You see, I'm moving from a Title I position where I co-taught math and ELA every day for the past three years. Co-teaching and collaboration was, and still is, one of my favorite parts of my job, but my new position requires a shift in thinking as I'll no longer be teaching students and instead focusing on teachers. This shift has to happen not only on my part, but also my colleagues, all of whom have seen my work as a teacher, and now are experiencing my change from teacher to coach. Over the summer I searched for Instructional Coaching resources, and found several menus that were in line what I hoped to convey to our staff. In the end, I found two that I really liked, took parts of those, and added some of my own information as well. Ultimately, I am pleased with the menu, and look forward to sharing it with staff over the next few days.