As nine-year teacher Charlie Gramatges assumes his first full-time school leadership role, he’s taking his “learner first” attitude with him. In his first post for Voices, Charlie reflects on some of his wonderings about his new leadership position and invites your advice.
Without the advantage of lots of experience, newer teachers struggle with curriculum pacing, instructional and behavior management, and knowing how to keep ever-increasing numbers of students learning in small classroom spaces. Experienced teachers have these basics mastered and are ready to tackle the challenges of experimenting with all kinds of new instructional toolsâ€¦including new technology.
Connected coaches are skilled networkers and community builders, working in online spaces, who have a passion for appreciative inquiry and a strength based approach to improvement. Connected coaching takes advantage of new forms of collaboration; enables the building of deep and meaningful relationships through video, audio and images; encourages innovation through the possibilities that arise in diverse collaborations, and allows participants to enjoy sessions from the comforts of home.