CSW-2:Third Year Teacher

1- Divide up into groups of three

Assume the roles of:


Your task is to provide constructive and purposeful feedback to the team member about the issues.

Team Member

Assume an interactive role by questioning and sharing information.


As the observer, remain silent and watch the interaction between the coach and the team member. Make a note of your observations since you will be sharing them with the whole group.

2- Read Scenario

You’re a third year teacher, fairly effective, but hard on yourself. You’re tired, annoyed by your administration, feel like you work harder than everyone else, and a little frustrated with your coach – but you’re really afraid to say that.

You do a lot of “Yes, but…” So when your coach suggests that using the District's learning management system (e.g. Canvas, Schoology, Edmodo, whatever) could relieve your mounting stress and work load, you dismiss what he/she says.

You’re starting to feel like your coach doesn’t quite understand how hard things are for you when trying to use technology. Some core issues of trust here…You want to raise them—you recognize that you need to—but you’re a little afraid.

3- Apply Coaching Model

Take advantage of the Collegial Coaching Model example to help structure your interactions.

If you are familiar with other coaching approaches, make sure to make a mental note of what strategies you are using.

You will need that when debriefing and reflecting.

4- Debrief and Reflect

Observers, before sharing your observations, ask questions:

  • Is the team member teaching what they intended to teach?

  • Is my coach achieving the goals and completing the projects upon which we agreed to focus?

  • Is there a better way to teach this concept, thereby promoting higher achievement by students or more effective integration of technology?


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