Attributes of a Successful Peer Coach
Teachers say a successful peer coach:
  • Is able to build trust with peers.
  • Builds on what a teacher needs.
  • Is a team player.
  • Communicates well and listens to teachers.
  • Knows what teachers are doing in their classrooms.
  • Can show teachers how to replace what they are doing with something better, not just present technology as an add-on.
  • Is highly organized and plans well in advance with teachers.
  • Provides a safe, risk-taking environment and is non-threatening, non-judgmental, and accepting.
  • Is flexible.
  • Has enough depth and breadth of knowledge to help teachers who are at various stages of technology integration, including knowledge of appropriate instructional strategies.
  • Knows how to organize and structure a technology-rich classroom.
  • Is recognized by staff as a strong/outstanding teacher.