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Considering Differences

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Considering Differences
Mercedes Jeffery, Amber Tisdale, & Ashley Wylie
CUR 540
June 15, 2015
Prof. Lisa Brizendine

Introduction
An effective coach can have a tremendous impact on a teacher. Rather that impact is positive or negative, is the obligation of the coach.
Gender Differences
Strategies for Men
Offer to work together, rather than “help”
Allow men time to process their thoughts and be silent during times of stress
Sit shoulder to shoulder during meetings
Do not interrupt when speaking
When speaking, address the main points only

Generational Differences
"Today's workplace includes members of four separate and distinct generations. Understanding the differences between these generational groups is essential to coaching in schools today". (Sweeney, 2011)
Conclusion
Build a trusting and respectful relationship
Recognize the similarities and differences in the staff
Be aware of patterns of each generational group, use that to begin conversation
Scaffold all staff learning by gaining knowledge of their learning style and preferences
Cultural Differences
While recognizing that racial differences are a necessary part of daily interactions, the mentor and mentee must also connect as human beings. This is the first and most important step in getting beyond the barriers and boundaries (Fletcher, 2012, Chapter 10).
Coach Responsibilities:
Foster Relationship
Understand Cultural Differences
Understand Gender Differences
Understand Generational Differences

References
When coaching teachers, it is important to understand the differences between male and female genders. Sweeney (2011) suggests that coaches should use practices that resonate with both men and women. For example, women usually accept help more openly than a man would. A man may prefer the term “working together” rather than “help.”
Strategies for Women
Offer strategies that will “help”
Allow women to talk during their times of stress
Sit face to face during meetings
You may interrupt to confirm listening and understanding
When speaking give the women all of the details and allow her the time to cull through the information

Coaches must understand each generation in order to coach them effectively
Consider the generations "a tool for gaining insight and create opportunity for all groups to engage in fearless learning". (Sweeney, 2011)
Coaches should develop an awareness of patterns of each generational group to better build relationships
Teaching to each group, the coach must be sensitive to the needs of the groups in order to build rapport with the staff
"Every adult learner is different". (Sweeney, 2011) Coaches can "create scaffolds that ease them into learning gracefully". (Sweeney, 2011)
By building a trusting and respectful relationship all lines of communication will be open. When there is constant openness and conversation there is a successful coaching program. Staff learn best if they are understood completely by their coach.
Fletcher, S.J. (2012). The Sage Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in
Education. Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection
database.

Sweeney, D. 2011. Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8.
Coaches and Principals, 1e. Sage Publications
To ease cultural tensions:
Each individual must be valued
A trusting relationship must be built
Acknowledge differences
Use reflective listening

Mentor and mentee should:
Share similar worldviews
Share similar life philosophies
Be open to new ideas
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