The Role of a Learning Coach: Guiding Success for Online Students
What does a Learning Coach do?
A Learning Coach is a parent, relative, sibling, or legal guardian who supports a K12 student’s education journey at home. By stepping into this role, you can set your student up for success in our K12 environment and beyond.
Keep your learner on target
While K12 teachers instruct, Learning Coaches provide additional structure and support, helping students meet and exceed their learning goals.
Power of community
Unable to fill this role? No problem. Select another family member, friend, or trusted adult to serve as your student’s Learning Coach.
What to expect
Every student has different learning needs, making your journey just as unique. However, Learning Coaches are generally responsible for:
|Facilitating the daily learning process (hours vary by grade level)|
|Providing ongoing academic support and guidance|
|Keeping their student on track with coursework and attendance|
|Communicating and collaborating with teachers to tailor the K12 learning experience|
|Incorporating healthy breaks and social opportunities|
A peek inside the K12 process
Online school doesn’t have to be isolating or disconnected. With K12, you can help your student become an independent learner—and connect with the world around them.
The average Learning Coach time commitment
- Be very hands-on and available during most of the school day at this early stage
- Keep your young learner motivated and on track
- Show what to do each day and how to do it
- Make sure your student attends live Class Connect sessions
- Help your student begin to manage her or his time as a fledgling independent learner
- Organize course materials and help your child build reading and writing skills
- Lead offline activities
- Continue to ensure your student’s participation in live Class Connect sessions
- Redirect your learner to schoolwork when distractions arise
- Actively support your child’s growth towards independent learning
- Work to develop your student’s time-management skills
- Support your child in becoming a fully independent learner
- Bolster your student’s time management and ensure Class Connect attendance
- Continue to foster motivation and focus on schoolwork in the face of distractions
- Encourage your student to achieve the key milestone of high school graduation
Your #LearningCoachLife questions, answered
Ready to be a part of something bigger? Join our virtual village by logging in via the Online School (OLS) or the K12 app to see what #LearningCoachLife is about.
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