Our research has found that the most important variable in coaching is trust.  When teachers trust their coach and their school system, they usually embrace the help that coaches provide.  However, if they don’t trust the coach or system, they likely will not want to participate in coaching.  In this 4-minute video, I describe the five most important factors involved in building trust and how anyone can get better at building trust.

Also, you can download some free reflection forms for assessing how well you build trust, here: Trust Forms