I am currently facilitating leadership teams at the central office and building level in several districts. As I researched for this work the critical importance of school based leaders was reinforced.
Instructional coaching is a great way for teachers to find better ways to get their students to learn. By using planning sessions, observing teachers and debriefing with them, coaches provide valuable input for making the best use of classroom time.
Since I know many of you are entering into your first year as a coach, I wanted to share a few of my favorite, go-to resources. Ones that I've read and used to help me figure out the role of instructional coach.
In her latest book, Angélique du Toit goes beyond the techniques and goals explored in most coaching texts to examine the process of coaching and the importance of sense-making for creating meaning and encouraging self-reflection.
Did you know that great teachers feel slightly disappointed and somewhat unappreciated with a perfect evaluation? Take a look at the following quotes. “I want to be better. Telling me how great the lesson was does not help me to grow.
I will be leaving the classroom for a full time position as a high school instructional coach. I first read about instructional coaching in a New Yorker article by the surgeon Atul Gawande only a few years ago, and I was transfixed.
Three levels of questions for teachers, coaches, parents to generate deeper thinking (RT @gordonshistory Ask More Powerful questions -Transformational learning requires deeper level of thinking http://t.co/H4fCVEziZq...
The idea is similar to cognitive coaching - to build capacity not by giving the answers but by having the coaches bring out the ideas of those they are coaching. He talked about the role of coaches in helping peers to move step ...
I found a study that examines non-cognitive factors that impact student academic progress. Teaching Adolescents To Become Learners :The Role of Non-cognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance: A Critical Literature Review .