Certified Coaches Can Help At-Risk or New Teachers

New York State’s teacher evaluation system has finally arrived and we all recognize that this is a time of transition and a time of opportunity. New York, like other states, is beginning to roll out assessments of teachers. Therefore, it is imperative for schools to consider on-going professional development where certified, educational coaches can work individually and in small groups with new and at-risk teachers. Coaches can help your teachers deliver high quality educational strategies that will increase their ranking.

For over 20 years, I’ve trained and counseled teachers in the New York City metropolitan area, Westchester County, and throughout the United States, at all grade levels K-12. Working cooperatively with both administrators and teachers, many of the schools where I was a consultant have won local and national awards for their ability to deliver high quality education. So, we know that coaching works!

When hiring any coach, be it for literacy, math, social studies or any other subject, make sure that they are accredited. I am both an educational and life coach from respected training institutes, such as iPEC, Corporate Coaching University and Cognitive Coaching. As districts offer professional development to all staff on Superintendents Day, or encourage teachers to take workshops, coaches should also be trained at multiple sites to get a deeper understanding of the different approaches that can be applied. Whatever the level of your teachers’ experience, highly trained coaches with the certification, skill, and know-how can help them be more successful.

If you would like to discuss this further, I’m available to hear about your needs or  ways I can collaborate to meet your district’s goals. Please feel free to reach me at 914-636-0888, at astix@optonline.net, or visit my website at classroomcoaches.com. You will discover that my expertise runs the gamut from curriculum to assessment, from literacy to math, and all the disciplines in-between.

We can all appreciate that this issue deserves our immediate attention.

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Andi Stix is an educational consultant & coach who specializes in differentiation, interactive learning, writing across the curriculum, classroom coaching and gifted education. For further information on her specialties or social media, please email her on the Contact page.

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5 Responses to Certified Coaches Can Help At-Risk or New Teachers

  1. Celine says:

    Hi! I’ve personally had a few coaches, some good and some bad. I’ve never thought about which ones were certified. I bet you that is what made all the difference. Schools automatically take good qualified teachers and think that they can be coaches. How wrong! Your case for certification makes all the difference in the world. After examining a few of the blog posts on your website, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it and will check back soon.

  2. Clarence says:

    This post entertained my creative juices. I found this facinating. I like how you made specific points to reference what you are talking about. You’re definitely one in a million, great job!

  3. Dianne W. says:

    Fantastic job here. I seriously enjoyed what you had to say. It makes me think of how I can infuse coaching into our schedule. There’s been a lot of research in this area and schools need to rethink how to support their teachers. Cant wait to reach more of your posts.

  4. Hermes says:

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I’m happy to share this useful information with my staff. I am encouraging all my teachers to periodically check-in with your blog posts. Thanks!

  5. G. H. B says:

    This is great. I know that our school has the funding through Title I and wish they would earmark it for staff development. Even though I’ve taught for three years, I would welcome a coach at our school. Schools that have on-going coaches embedded in their framework are so lucky! It is so much better than the once-a-year Superintendents Day workshop. On-going professional development is key. Thank you for this post.

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