In this week's video, we observe Rob, a PE specialist, engaging in live coaching alongside Linn during the Shed Loads of Practice (SLOP) phase four of the lesson. The students are focused on practising the 'backhand push' technique. While the teacher circulates and provides feedback individually, Rob notices a recurring mistake among many students. Instead of repeating the same feedback, he suggests that Linn bring the class together for a collective address.
Responding to Rob's discreet intervention, Linn takes immediate action and addresses the entire class. During this collective moment, Rob recognises an opportunity to enhance the lesson further by explaining the often-overlooked footwork, hidden beneath the table. Skillfully, Rob steps in and demonstrates, providing valuable insights to the entire class. This collaborative effort showcases effective teamwork between Rob and Linn, leading to organic team teaching and mutual coaching.
Witness this exemplary team teaching in action by watching the video and enjoy the collaborative dynamics between Rob and Linn.
* Live coaching involves real-time feedback for immediate improvement in our teaching methods, as opposed to retrospective evaluations. Since September, we've all been paired with a coach who conducts weekly observations of our lessons. They provide us with actionable, high-impact steps that can be implemented within a week, making it both observable and practical.
Within the Community Schools Trust, our emphasis extends beyond enhancing teacher pedagogy. We recognise the importance of refining how educators communicate concepts and knowledge to learners. Our coaches not only intervene to improve delivery styles but also strategise on optimising curriculum delivery in their respective subjects. Over time, our coaches guide teachers to evolve into not just proficient instructors but also curriculum experts in their subjects.