The previous blog about retaining coaches' positions continues to be important, and I hope that it continues this spring! Another -conversation may be useful, too. Besides being talked about as a position or role, literacy coaching can be talked about as a verb. This is another way that we can keep the concept of coaching alive in these hard budget times. It makes me think about:
-Doing Professional Development Sessions -Leading Data Analysis Sessions -Leading Study Groups -Finding Resources -Conversations “On-the-Fly” -Organizing Peer-Coaching -Assisting with Action Research -Doing Modeling and Demonstration Teaching -Leading Teaching Labs or Lesson Study -Coaching Cycles: Pre, During, Post
What does "literacy coaching" as a verb make you think about? I'm not sure that we have yet explored all of the ways we might "coach."