Online coaching?

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  1. MissMae

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    I am looking to expand my side business (which right now is a blog for teachers), and have a few questions:

    Do you currently have an instructional Coach (mentor, master teacher, other) at your site?

    If your site does not offer any coaching or support would you ever look to pay for coaching on your own?

    If you did pay for coaching on your own would you want it to come from a company or a fellow teacher?

    What would you be willing to pay for these services?

    Thanks so much for your honesty and answers, I am excited to get feedback on possibly offering coaching to fellow teachers!
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Do you currently have an instructional Coach (mentor, master teacher, other) at your site?
    Not formally, but we do have informal, organic support for each other

    If your site does not offer any coaching or support would you ever look to pay for coaching on your own?
    No
     
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    Do you currently have an instructional Coach (mentor, master teacher, other) at your site?
    Yes. I have a mentor since I am a first year teacher and my school has an instructional coach for math.

    If your site does not offer any coaching or support would you ever look to pay for coaching on your own?
    Even if my school did not have an instructional coach, I would not pay for coaching.
     
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    This. If a colleague spoke to me about their desire to pay for coaching or a mentor, I would advise them not to work with anyone who wasn't a very experienced teacher.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    All of the above said and to clarify...I do work as a volunteer coach in other schools in our consortium. My school gives me PD day to do this. We have a required mentor year for newbie teachers. Some ongoing PD but no official ‘coaching’
     
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    Thank you all for your feedback!
     
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    My school does have an instructional coach. As a specialist I don't work with her much. I was assigned a mentor my first year in the district, but it was all informal.

    I personally would never even consider paying for online coaching and can't imagine anyone else doing that either. I imagine teachers who have no one to support in their own schools would seek out advice here or on other forums for free.
     

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