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do you even know what collaborate means?
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I wish the instructional coaches understood that writing the word collaborative in an email does not make a meeting collaborative. I think the instructional coaches at my school are confused on what it means to actually plan together. It's so annoying. There is no collaboration. Someone does all of the work and then presents it. (And when I say someone...it's not the coaches) Is it June yet? Our coaches look good on paper, but they definitely don't do anything to deserve the title. Just venting.


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like you need to put watermarks on the materials you make.

That way, those who are getting the materials will know who made them.
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I found a lot of coaches don't understand how to work together with others. As ConnieWI said, watermark your materials.

One of the district coaches handed out materials that she did for the PD she was teaching. imagine the surprise of the teacher and her friends when they saw the info, that the teacher had worked long & hard on. She was furious, her father told her she should patent her work [he is an attorney].
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Book on PLC's
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Do they do PLC's in your district? That might be a way that they can learn that presenting is not only one way of collaborating. The same thing happened to my friend as far as someone stealing her ideas. She was furious because she asked her and came back into her room and took pictures. She wanted to email her about it but in the end she is leaving that school so is putting that behind her.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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I also learned to watermark my work. It just takes a second once you know how.


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How to watermark?
Old 04-12-2016, 06:29 PM
 
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I don't need to, but it sounds like a good skill to know!

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I really detest coaches although I'm sure there must be some very good ones. Sorry if I offend anyone, but I do not need to be coached!! I have more experience and a higher degree than some of the coaches that have strolled through my school's door intent on making us all wonderful. Quit mandating me to meetings to show me a Powerpoint that I could have watched on my own. Just send it to me through email and I will watch it. Quit asking me for feedback, but doing nothing with the information. We have been through numerous math and reading coaches and it's always the same. They do nothing but call meetings to show us Youtube videos of some instruction or some handout they found online.
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I'm sorry you're dealing with someone like that. I'm retired now but was always the kind of teacher who nodded politely at "collaborative" meetings and then did my own thing. I followed the curriculum but not necessarily exactly in the same way that my teammates did. It worked out fine.
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travelingafar: You're right, nod and go is the way to go sometimes.

adia: We have PLC's, but they do a horrible job with that as well. I won't even go into it.

Thankfully I'm not the only one who shares ideas. What I'm saying is that we don't all share ideas about everything. At each meeting, one person has to give all of the ideas versus having an actual collaborative conversation. At any rate, the coaches don't contribute. Anyway...I guess I'm over it. They think they are doing a great job.
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