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You say HOW2s make coaching more efficient and effective. And more cost-effective too. How so?

Rosie Douglas explains the difference visuals make to Instructional Coaching in forty five seconds

 

Its like that old saying, words divide, images unite...It's like gold dust really

Rosie Douglas (retired) , Director of Professional Learning, Mid Kent College, Kent, England

A quick question.

How much does an Instructional Coach cost? Or an Advanced Practitioner (AP)? How much money do you spend and how much time do you allocate to providing coaching and mentoring support for your educators?

The big question we asked was "How can we transform instructional coaching so that the expertise of the coach is no longer scarce, private, fleeting and open to interpretation?" The answer was to extract the instructional knowledge from the coach's head and make it public, static and visual.

Ian Harris, CEO, Train Visual

Not a silver bullet but, if the fit is good, it’ll definitely save you money and increase the quality of support offered to your educators.

Wouldn’t it be great if every teacher could have one-to-one access to an instructional coach? Problem is they are expensive. And there is a limit to how many persons an instructional coach or team of coaches can support. But what if, we asked, we made the expertise of an instructional coach, you know the schema in their heads about teaching techniques, available to everyone? Surely that would help? 

And in effect, by creating visual depictions of evidence-informed teaching techniques that is what we’ve done. Now every educator can have access to that expertise for a fraction of the cost. The win-win on this is that this means the coaches or APs you do employ can focus their support on the educators in most need of it. And with the help of the HOW2s coach more eductors in less time (which costs less money)

How2s inspires...its not just kit, it gets confidence up because they [teachers] see it work

Trevor Gordon has over 25 years of experience working as a coach, quality manager and senior leader in the post-16 sector in the UK and overseas.
 

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