Integration of technology into educational practices has changed learning. No matter the level of education, maintaining standards and providing effective education is becoming a challenge.
EdTech has brought in several strategies and standards for online coaching and help bridge that gap between online and offline teaching.
What can you do to cater quality education as a coach?
Here are 6 effective rules that make online coaching effective
1. Know the Technology
If you are new to the technology, take the time to explore it and get to know the features. Edtech offers wide opportunities and possibilities for teachers and students to interact and learn. Be informed of what you can achieve and also be aware of your limitations.
2. Expect Resistance
When introducing new technology, you can expect resistance. Keeping pace with the lessons, learning methods, and lack of face-to-face interactions can be challenging. Find ways to break through the barriers before beginning to teach.
3. Get Creative
This is a way to keep things alive, by using workshops, seminars, guest talks, and other teaching aids to make learning interesting. Using inspiration and creativity can encourage students to work harder and cultivate the yearning to learn.
4. Promote Communication
Reflect on topics that have been discussed before and talk about those that haven’t been completely discussed. Monitor participation and collaboration among the students. In case of individual sessions, maintain a good rapport with the student to create a amiable, resistance-free learning environment.
5. Request Periodic Feedback
Ask your students how you are doing as a teacher or coach. Make necessary improvements and include strategies to bridge gaps to ensure a continuous learning experience. This has to be done on a continuous basis, so that the teacher can make the necessary course corrections.
6. Establish Comfort
Set the tone and excitement levels so that fear, anxiety, and stress levels of learning online are negated. Humanize yourself by posting welcome videos or posts. Facilitate instant messaging and webcams to maintain effective communication between you and the students.
Finally, online coaching opens new avenues and can be deeply rewarding when used the right way. It creates a new generation of learning with interactive digital aids and facilitates effective communication with modern technology.