George Lucas Educational Foundation

Shannon McGrath

K-8 Instructional Coach

I am currently working as a K–8 instructional coach to develop and inspire teachers and students to think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change. Previously I taught fifth grade, and sixth grade math; I also worked as a K–5 math specialist and at the University of Michigan as a researcher and field instructor for student teachers.

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  • Professional Development

    3 Tips for Creating Effective PD

    Professional development facilitators can boost teachers’ willingness to try new ideas by focusing on principles of adult learning.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Talk Less So Students Learn More

    Productive struggle is important for students to retain what they learn.
  • Instructional Coaching

    5 Relationship-Building Tips for Instructional Coaches

    Building strong ties with teachers is key to being able to support them in improving student outcomes. Hint: Keep some chocolate handy.