Too much information better known as TMI has become synonymous with the internet. For one thing, we've become so inundated with information that it sends our brains into overdrive. I think about my role as an instructional coach; there's so much information and so many resources out there around this role that you really have to narrow it down before deciding which information will best support the work you're doing with classroom teachers. Now I do understand that there are some things that are time sensitive and require immediate attention, but how might we as coaches best support our teachers in a way that allows them to accomplish a classroom goal that shows immediate results?
In the latest episode of the Intentional Instruction Podcast, I discuss the step-by-step approach to granular coaching. This approach allows both the coach and the classroom teacher to focus in on small bite-sized steps in a specific area. By giving the teacher an opportunity to master the targeted area, immediate feedback is also crucial. In all, strong improvement on the part of the classroom teacher ultimately leads to student achievement. To find out more about this approach to instructional coaching, just click here to listen.
The Intentional Toolkit
Inside the Intentional Toolkit I've also included a few articles that are timely and connected to this blog post and podcast episode. To access them just click on the toolkit at the bottom of this page; from there you'll be able to open the PDF. As always, I hope you find these resources useful.
Well that's all for now, but I do hope you enjoy the remaining weeks of January as this weather in my part of the U.S. has felt more like Spring instead of Winter...but hey, who's complaining? After all I'm just going do as my oldest brother once said and take it "one day at a time". Until next time, go out there and be GREAT!