Big Ideas for Coaches

Running Effective Coaching

 

An effective coaching relationship produces actual change in teacher behaviors, change that results in more student learning. This Mini breaks down the components of an effective instructional coaching relationship: An instructional vision shared by both teacher and coach; a forward-looking, practice-based feedback meeting; and an attitude of confidence and hunger to grow and improve.

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Additional Resources

“Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes That Stick” MOOC

This free, open-enrollment Coursera class helps instructional coaches and school leaders practice strategies for coaching teachers to make meaningful, long-lasting improvements in their instruction.

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Implementing Practice-Based PD

An effective coaching meeting incorporates opportunities for the teacher to practice a new skill. And--surprise!--so should any professional development meeting.