Instructional coaches are considered servant leaders. Because of this, you help out more than you probably should. There's nothing wrong with supporting and helping out, just be sure not to fall into these traps.
Trap #1 - Not asking the right questions, or not asking questions at all.
Trap #2 - Giving teachers all of the answers.
Trap #3 - Doing too much of the work.
Trap #4 - Working with students more than teachers.
Trap #5 - Not giving feedback.
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Melanie is an educator with over two decades of experience teaching students and training educators. She is a national trainer, consultant, instructional coach and speaker who love improving teachers' instructional capacity. During her journey, she has worked with schools, districts, and organizations serving as a thought partner and leader in improving the quality of instruction.
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