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Live Coaching: A Quick Guide to Setting Up

Posted by Rosie Neill on October 17, 2014

Live Coaching: A Quick Guide to Setting Up

Follow these simple steps, whether you're a teacher or school technician, for a quick guide to setting up a live coaching session using the IRIS Connect system.

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Logging in

Using your own personal IRIS Connect username and password, log onto the secure IRIS Connect web platform:

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Scheduling a live coaching session

  • Select ‘Reflections’ in the top left corner of the screen
  • Click the green ‘New Reflection’ button and then choose ‘Shared Reflection’
  • If you want someone else to live coach you then choose ‘Invite a colleague to reflect on my practice’ or if you are going to be the live coach then ‘Request to reflect on a colleague’s practice’
  • From the dropdown ‘Select Participant’ list, choose the colleague that you want to participate in the live coaching session
  • You can give the reflection a title (perhaps the lesson name and date), fill in any additional details (like classroom number), choose the date and time that you want the live coaching session to take place then click the green ‘Create’ button
  • The other participant will be sent an invitation from you; wait for them to accept

Beginning the sessioniris connect live coaching a teacher in her classroom

  • Once your colleague has accepted your invitation and the date and time that you scheduled has arrived, then you can go to ‘Reflections’ and click ‘Start now’ on the session
  • Set up the LiveView camera in the classroom as normal. If you're new to IRIS Connect or are unsure how to do this watch our quick guide to setting up here.
  • Ensure that the person who is observing /coaching the lesson has a headset with a microphone on it and it's plugged into their computer.
  • Make sure that the person teaching the lesson is wearing the microphone (with lanyard so they can hang it around their neck) and in-ear piece, both can be found in the base of the LiveView camera. The second microphone, also found in the base, should be placed in a central location in the classroom.
  • Finally test to make sure that the coach can hear and see what is happening in the lesson and that the teacher teaching can hear their comments through the ear piece.

Before starting a live coaching session, have a read of our blog: three things to consider before beginning an in-ear coaching session.

For Technicians

  • Set up the LiveView camera in the classroom. New to IRIS Connect or need some visual help? Watch our quick guide to setting up here.
  • Ensure that the person who is observing /coaching the lesson has a headset with a microphone on it and it's plugged into their computer.
  • Make sure that the person teaching the lesson is wearing the microphone (with lanyard so they can hang it around their neck) and in-ear piece, both can be found in the base of the LiveView camera. The second microphone, also found in the base, should be placed in a central location in the classroom.
  • Finally test to make sure that the coach can hear and see what is happening in the lesson and that the teacher teaching can hear their comments through the ear piece.

Video coaching guide for teachers

If you should need any help at all in setting up your session then visit the support section of our website or contact our friendly support team who are on hand to help on 08449 670 646.

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