Teachers are the educators dealing with our precious children from a very young age up to their age of mastery. For this very reason, it is so important that teachers have regular coaching. Teachers always need to be on par with their craft and must always improve. This is because, beyond the home, the school is where children learn and acquire skills and form relationships that will hone their abilities into the contributing individuals that we want in our society. Coaching impacts teachers in various ways.
Let us look at the ways teachers are impacted by coaching.
A teacher is one of the noblest professions in the world. First and foremost, a teacher is a role model to the students in a school. There is a certain level of expectation that we have on teachers when it comes to their knowledge, facilitation, mode of communication, and professional relationships with the students and their colleagues. Coaching keeps teachers in check. Regular coaching for teachers is encouraged in schools to maintain the quality of the educators dealing with student learning and development.
- Transfer of Knowledge and Skills
Coaching allows teachers to be able to transfer knowledge more effectively to students. Learning and teaching concepts of knowledge to students can be tricky. It all depends on the delivery of information and the level of understanding of the student. Teachers do not just simply teach. There is so much more. Teachers need to be coached properly on how to make sure the students grasp the information as intended. If a teacher has been using the same method of instruction, after coaching, the teacher may explore other ways they can get through to the students, to ensure learning and absorption of knowledge and concept. Coaching ensures the teacher is being effective.
Evaluation and Implementation
Teachers need regular coaching. Every year, teachers get different students with a diverse mix of culture, knowledge, and skills. Coaching keeps the teachers actively observing the progress and development of the students – academically and socially. Coaching impacts teachers’ reactions and plans of actions on certain situations that may arise in school. A teacher that was properly coached in handling special situations can step up and maintain order and cooperation in a class. This is beneficial to both the teacher and the students. Its easier and faster to achieved learning. The application or implementation of knowledge is effective.
Teachers are often acting as the students’ parents in the school. Teachers work to develop individuals to be functioning, contributing, and good citizens of society. Coaching impacts positively on the teachers’ ability to set good examples to students including how to deal with other people with diversity properly. Students will finish studying and eventually move on to the workforce community. They will interact and work with different people from all walks of life. Teachers can positively impact students’ social development and work ethics in life.
Teachers, above all professions, require regular coaching. This is to ensure that as an educator for our young people, the teacher will be an effective and accessible influencer for the next generation. They are the ones who, together with the family, help the individual develop into progressive and productive individuals. Coaching impacts teachers but also the students. It keeps teachers in check when it comes to their professionalism, facilitation, relationship development with both students and colleagues in the academe, and, as an individual, it also impacts teachers to be at par with their skills, knowledge, and methodology, and it can improve their job satisfaction and morale.
If you are a teacher and are looking for regular coaching, contact me, Carrie Benedet.