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  • Supporting Teachers Resistant to Change

    Posted by T Greenwood on March 22, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Part of my growth as an instructional coach is being reflective of my own actions and words when working with teachers that appear resistant to change. I want to learn how to best navigate unsettling waters and support building growth mindset and resiliency.

    Garret schneider replied 3 years ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Garret schneider

    March 26, 2020 at 8:02 am

    A lot of teachers see an instructional coach as someone who’s job is to rationalize and implement pet projects and district decisions. Ask them what they want, and give it to them. Even if it’s silly like a Coke.

    Treat them like reluctant learners in the classroom who have had sucky experiences in the past and don’t know how awesome you are. Start with building relationships.

    Every teacher wants to grow, but they may have forgotten that part of themselves.

    Scheduled observations where you only look and comment on what THEY want you to look at is helpful, too!

    Good luck!