MemberApril 10, 2020 at 4:49 pm
I have been teaching for 14 years and this is the first year that I have LOVED my instructional coach.
1) communication from top down that this role is to make sure we are all the best professionals we can be and to ensure we are meeting district standards
2) it is a requirement in our district/campus that ICs must attend all weekly planning meetings.
Ours started the year off with a friendly – get to know you and explained exactly what she would do for us. She is relentless popping in our rooms and then giving us praise later or suggestions as appropriate.
It won’t be instant, you will have to gain trust and volunteer to “make” or “do” things for them to show that you can ease their burden.
Good luck! Don’t give up.