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What is the HOW2 coaching model?

The HOW2 coaching model is designed specifically for educators and is an adaptation of Instructional Coaching. Expert visual know-how transforms coaching into evidence and action-based partnership.

HOW2 visuals provide the foundation for effective coaching.

Have you ever…

Have you ever explained something to someone, they say they’ve understood and then gone off and done something completely different? 


Then you’ll understand the benefit of providing the coach and the coaches with a graphic representation of the teaching technique(s) that they have identified as a possible way to overcome a learning need aka barrier to progress. It means both parties will be on the same page’ and have a shared understanding from the get-go. Words alone can’t do this. That’s one reason why communicating through words alone is hard. 



By me, with me, for me.

The visuals are not a silver bullet. The educator will have to tweak it to fit their context. But the time it takes to find a solution and learn it is significantly reduced by giving teachers and coaches access to the app. 

Some educators can find and adapt teaching solutions to overcome learning needs on their own, BY ME.

Some prefer to do this with a peer or a coach, WITH ME.

Some may need a coach to model the process, FOR ME.

The video below only lasts one minute. It shows you just how quickly educators can find and start learning solutions to overcome the barriers they are facing in the classroom. 

 

Do you want to go into it a bit deeper? Here’s the full caboodle, a viewpoint paper on the thinking and research behind the HOW2 coaching model. We put it together a year or so back. It’s standing the test of time pretty well. See what you think. Let us know. 

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Coaching Teachers

The HOW2 coaching model is designed specifically for teachers and is an adaptation of Instructional Coaching, not life-coaching. Expert visual know-how transforms coaching into evidence and action-based partnership.

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