We all need friends… We all need..
So my amazing friend shared this incredible video with me yesterday. She happened on it via the Instructional Coach Chat Wiki as we continue on our shared quest to learn more about best practices in education.
If I lost you there… come back to me… this video is ah-may-zing.
Imagine a fantastically talented young singer charged with performing our National Anthem if front of hundreds and hundreds of people at a basketball game.
A little bit intimidating right?
She starts, she sings…it’s beautiful…
Then… Two stanzas in, it all starts to go horribly horribly wrong.
The lyrics get messed up and she chokes. She stops altogether. Her confidence is completely rattled.
From the sidelines enters one of the basketball coaches.
He walks up to her puts his arm around her and helps her find the words to get back on track.
She gains confidence.
She belts out our national anthem and the crowd joins in on her heartfelt rendition.
Go watch it. Now. I’ll wait…
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What an amazing example of the importance of coaches! Of why, no matter how amazing our talent (and this girl has some serious pipes!) we all can use some coaching.
Today, we were talking about this in the context of the people that spend more time on a daily basis with my kids than I do. Their teachers.
We’ve heard from them how having coaches and professional development feedback loops in their workplace is the standard of excellence and best practice. My kids’ teachers (on top of everything else they do) are still on a quest for self-improvement -and to me, that makes them my heroes.
Such a great idea right? Coaches. For teachers. Because no matter how awesome we are (and my kids’ teachers ARE awesome) we all would love to have a coach in our corner like the one in this video.
Come to think of it, I could use one of these as a parent sometimes…
What did you think of the video? Does your school use coaches?