This week focused on the variable “Clarity of Instructional Vision”. It was stressed that a “coach’s job is not just to get teachers to change behaviors but to promote changes that will have meaningful impact on student experiences. The student facing rubric called “the Kraken” was introduced. I like the term “student facing”, because we can’t forget that in the end the “greatest teacher” is not necessarily an effective teacher if their students are not learning.
[ The same type of thinking needs to apply when using shiny, cutting edge technology tools. We need to be looking at students. Do the devices or tools impact student learning? ]