The old coaching philosophy was to work with the willing at a school, with the idea that those who were not willing would eventually change their minds. As we know, that is not often the case and because time is of the essence, educator leaders need to find ways to work with resistant educators.
This document is for coaches and administrators.
In this guidance document, you will learn to understand why educators are resistant to change and coaching and find tips on working with resistant educators and experience. What you will not find anywhere else but here are REAL language snippets from resistant educators that were shared by K-12 coaches.
Some REAL resistant educator language snippet examples from the document shared by K-12 coaches:
You expect me to find time to add something else now?
That is a great idea. In a few months, I will get back with you. Right now I am working on a project.
I do not care what the district wants me to do.
I have already tried that and it did not work, so thanks for thinking of me, but I am happy with the way I am doing things.
Benefits for Administrators:
Principals and other administrators are also using coaching language and techniques with teachers these days and would benefit from seeing how a coach would use this material to support a coach or pass along the information, as well as to learn some tips to help coach resistant teachers in their leadership roles. There is also a five page coaching language handout that may be beneficial to administrators in my store.
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