That short conversation with our family handyman made me reflect on how I've been able to build productive relationships with the teachers I coach. By intentionally making it my business to check in with them regularly, I've found that it's made it easier to learn more about how they like to be coached and what works best for them in terms of the autonomy of their instructional goals/practices.
In the latest episode of the Intentional Instruction Podcast, I talk about specific things that I do as an Instructional Coach to make my weekly check in with classroom teachers meaningful for everyone. Interested in listening to the episode? Head on over to the podcast or better yet, just click here to check it out.
The Intentional Toolkit
Inside the Intentional Toolkit I've also included a few articles that are timely and are connected to the blog and podcast discussion. To access them just click on the toolkit at the bottom of this page. From there you'll be able to open the PDF. I also created an infographic that shows you some of the topics I include in my weekly check in with teachers. You can grab that infographic by clicking here. As always, I hope you find these resources useful.
Well that's all for now. But if you don't take anything else away from this post or the podcast episode, please remember to take good care of yourself and others. You'll be surprised what a difference a phone call, text, or brief face-to-face conversation makes! Until next time, go out there and be GREAT!