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Coaching Call: Supporting District Initiatives While Supporting Teachers with Patryce Harvey, Ep. 62 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

Instructional coaches need to support teachers while also ensuring that school initiatives get implemented successfully. This can be hard to juggle. In this episode, I’m joined by Coffee and Coaching member Patryce Harvey. We discuss how to meet district-wide initiatives while supporting teachers' wants and needs. This episode has lots of tips including, how to tier your help and gather feedback from the staff.

Instructional coaches must balance district initiatives with what teachers want. This is not an easy task, but it can make a world of difference when done correctly!

On the podcast, Patryce Harvey joins me for a coaching call. She’s a first-year instructional coach and a member of our Coffee & Coaching Monthly Membership.

We work through some of the coaching challenges she has and develop a plan to overcome her most pressing concerns. I give my advice for responding to teachers who say they don’t have enough time and are unsure of how to make new initiatives work virtually.

In this episode, we talk about overcoming resistance when something you said doesn’t land quite right. I share tips for tiering teacher support and using surveys to collect feedback.

We take a deep dive into breaking new district initiatives into smaller chunks and focusing on a few skills at a time. We also discuss asking teachers if their students have the prerequisite skills needed before implementing something new.

This episode is packed with actionable tips to help you balance district mandates with the needs of the teachers.

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