4.1.a A Shared Vision and Culture

1a. Create a shared vision and culture for using technology to learn and accelerate transformation through the coaching process. 

We often view coaching for addressing practice problems as intellectual and practical challenges. In my post, Digital Tools in Problem Solving Coaching Approach, I focused on using a problem-solving coaching model to support coaches and teachers in creating a shared vision and culture in the coaching process. The problem-solving coaching model from Toll (2017) from my research has three-phase: 

(1) Identifying a problem

(2) Describing it, using careful analysis of student data

(3) Deciding on a course of action to try something different after careful goal setting and brainstorming of a solution. 

This model enhances reflective conversations between coach and teacher to see and improve instruction more objectively. 

Reference 

Toll, C.A. (2017). A problem- solving model for literacy coaching practice. The Reading Teacher, 70(4), 413–421. https://cehd.gmu.edu/assets/docs/math_literacy/Session%2011%20Problem-solving%20Coaching%20article.pdf