They also advise and support the teachers planning the lessons, and assessing the transfer of knowledge occurred from the teacher to the students. Moreover, academic coaches encourage team teaching with the help of the colleagues and prepare the teaching environment for professional development. Struggling teachers will get assistance from academic coaches along with the struggling students. Academic coaches will meet the parents of students to discuss the progress of the students.
Some students may have some peculiar learning styles or needs which the newly appointed teachers may not be aware of. In such situations, academic coaches will use their immense experiences to advice the teachers to develop proper learning strategies for such students. The presence of academic coaches in the classes will never affect either the students or the teacher. They know that the academic coaches are present only to help them out rather than punishing them.
It is not necessary that academic teachers should present in all the classes. In fact these coaches attend the classes twice or thrice in every weeks and will provide the feedbacks both to the teachers and the students. In case, if an academic coach feels that his/her assistance is needed more in a particular class, he/she can improve the frequency of their visits to such classes.
Academic coaches function not like the mentors. While the mentors may offer their service for a year, academic coaches would help the students and teachers for many years. Mentors often concentrate students and teachers on one to one basis whereas academic coaches concentrate on the development in one to one and in teams. Comprehensive induction or the proven records of abilities is necessary for most of the professions, but unfortunately teachers are mostly injected into the curriculum before they establish their credentials as a classroom teacher. Such teachers are