Video: Goal Setting with a HS Teacher

As You Watch:

The coach and teacher identify a goal that focuses on students integrating sources into their research projects. This goal matches our criteria as it is standards-based, is aligned with the research writing unit, and is rigorous enough to sustain the coaching cycle. At one moment during the conversation, the teacher mentions MLA citation format but doesn’t land there. If she had, that would have been a better fit for a mini coaching cycle as it is a discrete skill, rather than broader intention for learning.

Please keep our video norms in mind as you watch videos throughout the course.

  1. We use videos for a variety of purposes. While you may have seen a video before, the viewing prompt is especially important as we connect videos to the content that is being addressed.
  2. Videos aren’t meant to be perfect exemplars of coaching. They are simply examples of coaching in action.
  3. Watch the videos with an open mind and assume positive intent.
  4. You will be missing context as you watch the videos. Understand that the coaches are making decisions based on their current situation. Judging their actions without context isn’t helpful. We also want to be kind to the teachers who agreed to be filmed.