Some teacher leaders and administrators have job descriptions that include what I would call elements of coaching and elements of supervision. In an effort to be efficient, these leaders sometimes approach the two roles in a single observation and conferencing session. Confusion can arise when the roles mix. Supervisors can be coaches if the teachers believe they can separate the roles. As you listen to this podcast, consider if some of the forms, processes, or practices in your system can be confusing.
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