When are coaches available?

Right now coaches are available during AAA, before school, and after school.

We hope to have some coaches available during the school day during Quarter Two.

Where is the Peer Coaching Center located?

The Peer Coaching Center is located near the check out desk in the Library Learning Commons.

Do I have to schedule an appointment ahead of time or can I just walk in?

No, you don’t have to schedule an appointment ahead of time, but it’s probably a good idea.

It’s easy to make an appointment, you will need to set up an account the first time, but after that you simply login with your username and password.

The system will show you when peer coaches are available, and will remind you with an email or text before your appointment.

To get to the appointment website click here.

Can I Come to the Coaching Center with Work From Any Class?

Yes! Although our coaches have specialized interests in writing and math, you can come to the center to discuss projects in Social Studies, Science, Art, etc…

Is Peer Coaching Only for People Who Struggle in School?

No! Peer Coaching is for everyone.

The goal of peer coaching is to have conversations  with someone else about your work, and problem solve through barriers together.

Need to write a college entrance essay but don’t know where to start?

Know that if you worked through a specific math problem with someone else you’d get it?

Verbal processing – talking it out with someone – is the best way to solve problem, remember information, and learn.

Are all appointments one on one, or can I schedule an appointment for small group work?

Appointments are set up so that you are working one-to-one with a peer coach, however, we know that sometimes you will be working on a small group project. One person in the group should make the reservation and just tell your peer coach in the “notes” box that you are working with a small group.

How long are appointments?

Appointments are 30 minutes. If you need longer, you can book up to an hour with a peer coach.

Who are the peer coaches? Are they nice people? Will I feel comfortable working with them?

Peer coaches are selected based on their interest in connecting with our students. They have been trained intentionally to make you feel comfortable working on problem solving. These coaches also have your best interest as their focus. You can find more information about each coach here.

 

With Whom/Where/When Does Peer Coaching Training Happen?

Peer Coaching Training will take place in the Library Learning Commons during Bison Time with Mrs. Sparks.

You will need to register for this Bison Time class or speak with Mrs. Sparks about alternate training.

Do I have to be super “smart” in math and writing to become a peer coach?

You need to be good at asking questions, you need to be friendly, you need to be willing to work through a problem together with someone else. The best coaches ask a ton of questions and when they don’t know something they are willing to find out an answer with others.

How do I become a Peer Coach?

Contact any of the Library Learning Commons staff – Sparks: asparks@bhmschools.org, Erika: eclifton@bhmschools.org, or Tammy: totten@bhmschools.org.

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Here is a copy of our Peer Coach Application.

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