CSM Coaching

Mentoring, analyzing, problem solving, cheerleading

CSM is a challenging curriculum for everyone, and coaches are critical for most students - even those with a college degree will generally complete CSM more quickly and enjoy the experience more with a coach.

CSM coaches serve as a cheerleader and mentor through the learning process. Coaches can be in-person or remote, professional instructors or volunteers - they don't need to be math or literacy content experts, as it's important that the students learn skills on their own.

Coaching with CSM requires knowledge of the CSM Toolkit (see below) and an intuitive knowledge of how coaching best serves student needs. SeeMore Impact Labs provides a variety of different free services to train and support coaches. If your program doesn't have coaches available, you also can hire Online Expert Coaches from SeeMore Impact Labs.

The Amazing Toolkit

In most educational technology, the teacher interface is simply a checklist of the skills that the student has learned. CSM's Toolkit evaluates students holistically - their learning strategies, their frustrations, the strengths they bring to learning - and displays these to coaches along with suggested interventions.

News Feed

Every 10 minutes, the Toolkit identifies students with particularly urgent needs, such as a student who might be ready to boil over with frustration, or a student who has an accomplishment that deserves recognition.

New types of student data

CSM provides coaches with information from raw data to sophisticated interpretations to allow coaches to dig down and deeply understand every student. This information is of particular value in online coaching situations, in which coaches don't have in-person clues of the student's state of mind.

Reports

CSM interprets raw data to derive high level interpretations of each student's strengths and concerns. Clicking the Strategies buttons brings up suggested coach interventions. All information in the Toolkit is updated every 10 minutes.

Strengths and Concerns

CSM interprets raw data to derive high level interpretations of each student's strengths and concerns. Clicking the Strategies buttons brings up suggested coach interventions. All information in the Toolkit is updated every 10 minutes.

Class Display

The class display helps coaches quickly see individual student progress and the "Check on Me" hand helps identify those students in most need of intervention.

Preparing Your Coaches

SeeMore provides free professional development to coaches to get them up-to-speed on what CSM is, the coaching philosophy, how to get the most out of the Toolkit, and how to best help CSM students. There are 3 different types of professional development and support:

  • High Performance Coaching. Through this 4-6 hour self-paced online course, anyone can become Certified CSM Coaches. This course includes short essays with feedback from SeeMore coaches, and includes the first lessons in CSM so that coaches can taste the student experience.
  • The Toolkit. Extensive on-the-spot professional development is built into the coaching tools.
  • Check-ins. Coaches can take advantage of unlimited free check-ins with SeeMore expert coaches to discuss their own students and classes.

Who can be a CSM coach?

Coaches don't need to be professional educators or content experts. Anyone who brings thoughtfulness and enthusiasm and completes the High Performance Coaching professional development can be a successful CSM coach.


SeeMore Impact Labs Online Expert Coaches

If your organization doesn't have the coaching capacity, you can hire SeeMore Impact Labs Expert Coaches to work with your students online. Expert Coaches are in touch with students by phone, email, and our messaging service.

Expert Coaches are experienced with students of all ages and educational backgrounds, and can operate with students either in high intensity (finishing CSM within weeks) or low intensity (finishing CSM in months) programs. Unlike many coaching services, Expert Coaches stick with students for however long it takes to complete CSM, even after the end of the formal program in which they are enrolled.

"The Expert Coaching has been vital to the success of our candidates in completing the CSM Course. I have marveled at the commitment, stamina and innovative techniques our Expert Coach has exhibited over the past year. She has provided inescapable support to inspire and cheer our candidates toward completion."

"The Expert Coaching has been vital to the success of our candidates in completing the CSM Course. I have marveled at the commitment, stamina and innovative techniques our Expert Coach has exhibited over the past year. She has provided inescapable support to inspire and cheer our candidates toward completion."

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