What makes a “great” coach? Why do certain coaches stand out? Whether we are talking about an exercise coach, a sports coach, or a business coach, a “great” coach brings out the best in a person. A great coach knows how to work with someone to give just the right amount of challenge, along with compassion and understanding, as well as customizing a program to meet the unique needs of the individual.
And that’s what makes a teacher a great coach! Students need teachers and parents who will customize for their unique needs, offer options, possibilities, challenge, and help the student discover his/her strengths and weaknesses. A teacher who is a learning coach brings out the star in every student…acknowledging learning style and creating interest, motivation, and success!
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