Posted on 11/25/2014 at 10:59 AM by Liz Determan

This month let’s take a look at the relationship between the principal and the instructional coach. Learning Forward’s (formerly National Staff Development Council) Spring 2010 issue of The Learning Principal defines this relationship by the 3 C’s – Clarity, Communication and Collaboration.

CLARITY: It is important to mutually define the role of the instructional coach and the administrator’s and coach’s responsibilities. Several examples are provided in The Learning Principal’s article: Clarify the Coach’s Role: Solid partnership with principal is key to effectiveness.

COMMUNICATION: Communication is important throughout coaching endeavors – from how the role of the coach is communicated to the rest of the staff to the ongoing communication between the principal and coach.

COLLABOATION: Clear roles and ongoing communication lead to collaborative relationships.  The principal-coach relationship requires listening, observing, setting goals, discussing philosophy, clarifying expectation and support.

Perhaps a deeper look at the 3 C’s can help schools continue to define and build a culture of coaching throughout their school focused on increasing student learning.

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