What it takes to be a teaching coach

02/6/2013 | Education Week Teacher

Coaching is not a place for teachers who want a "break from the classroom," transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar writes in this blog post. Like teaching students, coaches must analyze what teachers need and then recommend the appropriate path, whether taking a different instructional approach, engaging in role play or reviewing student data. "Coaching is a complex form of teaching, of professional development, of guiding another person in a learning journey," writes Aguilar, who notes that the demanding job is worth the struggles that accompany it.

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