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1c. Cultivate a supportive coaching culture that encourages educators and leaders to achieve a shared vision and individual goals. 

Coaches are often viewed as support for developing teachers’ knowledge and skills and strengthening teachers’ feelings of efficacy relative to students’ learning. In my post Digital Tools in Problem Solving Coaching Approach,  I suggest that digital technology can be used to enhance coaching interaction to be more flexible and accessible for creating a supportive coaching culture.  

The use of texting, emails, facetime, and recording to increase the consistency and timeliness of coach and teacher interactions. In my post, a video recording tool, Edthena allows teachers to upload videos of themselves teaching and share it with peers and coaches, who then comment on the video. Besides Edthena, Voxer, Google Hangouts, QuickTime, and Screencastify are also effective tools to create interactive, flexible, and feedback based coaching experiences. A more supportive coaching experience can be created using digital technology, which allows for coaches and teachers to think innovatively and creatively about how they meet and work collaboratively.  

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