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When having coaching conversations, utilizing active listening strategies can help a coach develop a stronger relationship with teachers. Match the following examples with the strategies they are illustrating. The correct Match order is:

  • Maintain eye contact when teachers are speaking, and wait for a pause before responding. – Give your full attention
  • The teacher says, “My students are always off-task.” A Certified Coach paraphrases as, “I hear that you want to make sure your students are focused on success.” – Assume positive intent
  • Avoid responding with what you would do, but paraphrase teacher statements for clarity only. – Listen non-judgmentally
  • Using student work during a meeting to guide the conversation. – Use references