Promoting a Growth Mindset

All Teachers Can Grow

 

Instructional coaches know the importance of helping their teachers develop a growth mindset. But there's another mindset challenge lurking right between their own ears: their own attitudes about the teachers they work with.

Maybe a coach has trouble communicating with a teacher. Perhaps their contexts or teaching styles are very different. Whatever the reason, coaches will naturally form judgments about teachers' individual capacities for improvement. It's up to the coach--and their school leader or instructional team--to stay aware of these biases and how they could impact their work with teachers.

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“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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Promoting a Growth Mindset

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