Beginning teachers often require a substantial amount of support as they work to improve their craft. As a principal, you will be responsible for implementing an observation and coaching cycle aimed at fostering the development of beginning teachers.
Allocate at least 4 hours in the field to support this field experience.
For this benchmark, in collaboration with your principal mentor, recommend possible improvements in instruction by executing a coaching cycle (pre-conference, observation, post-conference) with one beginning teacher. During the pre-conference, identify with the beginning teacher areas for improvement and include recommendations on the effective use of technology.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the principal mentor and, provided permission, seek opportunities to observe and/or assist the principal mentor.
After completing your coaching cycle, address the following in a 750-1,000 word summary and reflection:
Summarize the pre-conference, the observation, and the post-conference you completed in the coaching cycle. In the summary, explain the recommendations you made and justify how each will continue to develop the teacher’s instructional capacity. Describe the teacher’s performance based on the improvements you suggested in the pre-conference.
Describe the recommendations you made for the effective use of technology, and explain how each supports teaching and learning in that classroom environment.
Explain how your coaching promoted a school culture conducive to collaboration, trust, and a personalized learning environment with high expectations for students.
Reflect on your role as a teacher coach, and how self-awareness, vulnerability, transparency, and ethical behavior contribute to being a successful coach.
Provide a minimum of three scholarly resources to support your feedback.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite Technical Support Articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.