When you first heard the term “Learning Coach”, you may have thought it was synonymous with “teacher”, just like many first-time at-home school parents. At first glance, these titles seem similar because they both involve a degree of leadership for students. But when it comes to virtual school, the roles of Learning Coach vs. teacher are very distinct.
So, as the parent of a virtual school student, which role should you be playing?
Teachers and Learning Coaches are accountable for several duties throughout a child’s education that they each handle differently; however, both collaborate to enhance the student’s online learning experience.
If you’re considering online school for your child, we are here to help you determine how to fulfill your Learning Coach role and find the right level of parent involvement in your child’s schooling. Take a look at the various differences between teacher and Learning Coach below to learn more about your specific duties and the ways each role can complement the other!