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My Role as a Learning Coach

Welcome Learning Coach, to the world of online learning! You have a significant role in the success of your student. That is why you must understand your role as a learning coach.

What exactly is a learning coach?

A learning coach is a parent, family member, or another adult that is at home with the student while the student is going through their courses. If students are going through courses at a school, a Learning Coach could be a teacher, para pro, or assigned mentor.

The role of the Learning Coach is to:

  • Guide the student through the lessons as needed
  • Discuss the concepts being taught
  • Assist with interactive tools and games
  • Oversee assignments
  • Help facilitate hands-on learning that may be in the course
  • Check for understanding of assignments
  • Keep the student on schedule and pace
  • Ensure all course components are being done with fidelity (independent reading, novel studies, practice activities, etc.)
  • Communicate with the teacher as needed

Understanding the importance of your role as a learning coach is key to the success of your student. As a learning coach, you are committed to helping your student going beyond what is online and bringing those concepts to life.