To be successful, coaches must establish communication, provide constructive feedback, and radiate a positive personality. District leaders with principals have to clearly delineate what coaches must do. For coaches to be successful they must:
• Have expertise in numerous proven teaching strategies
• Understand the difficulties teachers face
• Be able to positively interact with others formally and informally
• Possess the ability to teach adults and have credibility with their peers
• Be flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances within the school
It is vital to note that coaches should never be given tasks unrelated to their work such as substituting, supervising the lunch room, or helping with busses.