Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.
In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Susan welcome Jamie Wright a longtime tech coach and a colleague from NCCE. We have a conversation about building relationships with teachers and how to do that with intentionality.
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What is your word for this school year as you hit the ground running?
Susan – Intentionality with building relationships with teachers
Quick Coaching Conversations to Build Relationships
Conversation with administrators as the year begins to establish expectations.
Put yourself out there and make friends with teachers from the start.
Don’t start out by talking “business”. Develop a personal rapport; make them trust you and connect with you before “slamming” them with technology.
The Importance of attending grade level or subject area planning
Ask for those schedules. Don’t be afraid to walk in and “crash” the party.
Observe the conversation to drive the resources and materials that you share so they are more meaningful instead of just pulling tools and training topics out of left field.
Developing one to one relationships
Be authentic and honest
Don’t be afraid to mess up in front of them and admit you don’t know everything right away.
Treat them professionally and be patient with their knowledge level
Build the teachers’ confidence through motivation and encouragement
Providing concise info and limiting when you send it
About our Guest: Jamie Wright
Jamie is a 20 year veteran of public education with 15 of those years in the classroom at the middle and high school levels, and the rest as a Technology Integration Coach. She’s a an ISTE Certified Educator, an MIE Expert, a Nearpod Pionear, and an EdPuzzle Coach. She’s also a Harry Potter and Star Wars loving travel junkie.