Coaching Skills - Assess Lesson Design
You will remember having completed a task on assessing lesson design during the e-Learning phase immediately before this session. This activity gives you the opprtunity to conclude that task while putting your pper coach communication skills into practice.
Part A: Coaching Role Play—Lesson Design Improvement
The goals of this activity are to:
- Experience a typical coaching scenario: helping a colleague think about improvement of lesson design.
- Practise using the ideas of the Learning Activity Checklist in a coaching situation.
- Reflect on the relevance and applicability of the coaching skill of Using Conflict as a Resource.
- Review the What's for Lunch? lesson.
- Move into A/B teams with your next partner.
- A plays the role of a collaborating teacher seeking feedback about how to improve the What's for Lunch? lesson.
- B plays the role of the coach, using the Learning Activity Checklist, the ideas from using Conflict as a Resource, and the communication skills to coach the teacher to improve the lesson.
- After 10 minutes, switch roles and repeat the activity.
Richard Elmore (2004) insists that school-wide improvement in student achievement will occurs only in schools where teachers and principals have explicitly created a shared norm about effective learning. Our work in this activity has helped us define a norm using the Learning Activity Checklist you have been revising.
- What concerns do you have about using the Learning Activity Checklist with colleagues? How can you address these concerns?
- How did this activity help you learn to evaluate the effectiveness of a lesson in four important areas?
- How did this activity help you prepare to work with a collaborating teacher on improvement of lesson design?
- How could you use this, or a similar activity, in an informal one-to-many coaching situation?
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