Thursday, January 2, 2014
Teacher, iCoach, Coordinator, iDirector
4th grade Teacher, Instructional Coach, 1:1 Coordinator, Instructional Director: What's in a title anyway?
Has your "job" title changed? Do you find it difficult to describe what your role is?
For 7 years, people asked me, "What do you do for a living?
"I'm a teacher."
"Oh, it must be nice having your summers off."
For the past year and a half here's how the conversation went.
"What do you do?"
"I'm a teacher." (Who would know what an iCoach does?)
"What do you teach?"
"Well, actually I'm an Instructional Coach. I travel across 8 buildings to help integrate technology in the classrooms. So, I teach all grades."
"Oh, that sounds fun."
"Yes, I love my job. I'm actually the 1:1 Coordinator too. All our students K-8 have an iPad or MacBook."
"What?" Proceded by remarks how students should or shouldn't be given a device for learning.
On December 18th I was approved as the Instructional Director of South Berwyn. A lady asked me on Tuesday, "What do you do?"
"I'm an admin." (Who would know what an Instructional Director Does?)
"Oh, what kind of school?"
"Actually, I lead a team of Instructional Coaches and the 1:1 Program for my district."
"Oh." Followed by a confused look on her face.
No matter my title, I'm an educational enthusiast, passionate about teaching and learning. Check out my updated About Me Page.