Online Coaching (Cycle of coaching: (Step 12: Continue Learning…
Cycle of coaching:
Step 1: Identify the Situation
Identify area to address
Use data if available
Step 2: Analyze the Situation
Educator determines if they have strategies to solve the problem, or if they are in need of other perspectives
Step 3: Seek Support
Learner is in control of their learning
Step 4: Connect with a Coach
Coach may be a peer, electronic coach, or coach in another area
Step 5: Build a Relationship
Important to establish a climate of safety and trust
Step 6: Explore the issue
The educator explains the issue in detail to the coach, while the coach asks questions to understand and clarify information.
Step 7: Build Understanding
Coach focuses on teacher knowledge to support and supplement their expertise
Step 8: Check Understanding
Coach determines if educator has planned and understands next steps.
Step 9: Implement Learning
Educator reviews and applies information learned during coaching experience.
Make adaptations based on the context
Step 10: Observe Impact
Use data as evidence
Understand how different clients respond to different situations.
Step 11: Achieve Outcomes
Step 12: Continue Learning
Continuous reflection of educators on their practice
Collaborate with peers to determine next area of focus
Educator may seek additional coaching
Rationale for use
Easy to find help on a particular topic.
Quick response time
Expertise through practice and feedback
Align learning to the needs of the learner
Learning aligned to standards and curriculum
Discussions and reflections allow for refinement and improvement of skills and knowledge
"More knowledgeable other"
Coaches share knowledge with educators
Gradual release of responsibility can occur
Learners show ownership of learning
Guidance and support of an educator or team of educators to complete a goal.
Utilizes data and feedback
Typically indicates a desire for Professional Development
Online coaching is often performed by an avatar coach.
Provide feedback for parent letters.
Offer suggestions on lesson plans.
Help with new technology.
Effects on Teachers
More opportunities for coaching due to less financial strain
Effects on School Context
Must have a shared vision among peers for effective coaching and learner implementation