This blogger loves the human race, loves children most especially as they are the focus of educators’ work, but loves my family most of all. My hope for mankind is that it, too, sees its’ way past the mess into the blue to value, to love, the human race, children, but family most of all. Think about the difference in our society, in our world, if the above wins out.
What does this have to do with instructional coaching, you say??
Being intentional. Inquiring. Providing support. Putting forth strategic effort. Planning. Knowing when to throw out a life line and when to pull back. Timing is key. Watching the growth patterns of the teacher (or the growing pains!) allows coaches to get to know the strengths and areas in need of growth, thus allowing the coach to get to better know the teacher.
You can answer that question now.