Is Coaching really Impact Teachers and Students relation?

Is Coaching really Impact Teachers and Students relation? - See more at: http://www.theonlineschools.org/scholarly-articles/226-is-coaching-really-impact-teachers-and-students-relation.html#sthash.zUWUuvy6.dpufGlobally, there is an increasing trend in schools to hire coaches and deploying them within the school framework in multiple ways with the purpose to instruct students without negatively impacting their regular education hours. The coaches are known by many names but what is their actual role? Does the inclusion of coaching in the education curriculum impact the relation between teachers and students? Does coaching improve teaching practices and student learning?  

ROLE OF COACHING

The role of a coach and coaching vastly differs with different countries. It is difficult to establish a universal all-encompassing definition. However, it can be safely said that within the confines of a school-based instructional coaching approach, the role of a coach is to enhance the teaching quality and learning propensity in every classroom where learning is deeply content oriented, teaching is public and student results and its discussion between teachers are non-defensive and evidence-based.

Coaching can significantly improve the relation between teachers and students because it helps to create a dynamic learning environment, pushing the students to achieve higher acclaims. However, coaching is not a solo game. Even though one-to-one coaching is preferable, it is not practical. A coach cannot function individually. The coaching agent needs to have access to each classroom and each teacher.

Of course, the role of the principal within the same setup is important as well. A principal is the instructional leader but there are other job requirements too and in a way, a coach can fill the gap.
 

FEW BASIC POINTERS

Here’s some basic pointers to show how coaching actually works.
  1. Since the primary intention is to enhance student learning, the coaches and teachers engage in active public discussion or teaching, sharing practices and expectations, and devising the best ways to incorporate beneficial teaching practices.
  2. Coaches and teachers collaborate regularly, form meetings and discussion groups with other members of the staff to improve curriculum. This involves rigorous self-examination and understanding how the study content impacts the students. The focus is on what the students want to learn and not what the teachers think they should teach.
  3. There are discourses on issues plaguing learning and teaching. It is important to create a positive culture of discussion otherwise; it can create schisms between teachers and coaches. 
  4. Student learning and responses is recorded diligently. Weekly or daily collaborative data is created for each student and analyzed. The purpose is to analyze whether the current instruction is beneficial or does it need re-teaching. The focus is always on the student and the medium of instruction.

 ARE STUDENTS LEFT OUT?

The answer certainly depends on the efforts made by the teachers and coaches to involve students in their learning process. It is also the responsibility of the coach to ensure that the students actively participate with the teachers and the coaching efforts. The best way is to hold weekly or bi-monthly meetings between students, teachers and coaches to prepare pointers for next week study, projects, practical assignments and other stuff. The group planning meets offer a common ground for better understanding and collaboration.
Coaching does impact the relation between students and teachers. It creates a conducive environment for better learning.
 
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