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Instructional Coaching

Learn about how teachers can effectively support other teachers in professional development, sharing best practices, and improving instruction.

  • Boy completing math lesson via video chat during distance learning

    How to Use the 5Es in Remote Math Instruction

    A five-stage instructional model—engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate—can guide students to a deeper understanding of math.
    Tracy Proffitt
    1.1k
  • Middle school aged girl at computer distance learning

    Adapting an Effective Math Collaboration Activity for Distance Learning

    An instructional coach and math teacher who developed a powerful model for student collaboration have tweaked it for the pandemic.
    2.6k
  • Helping Teachers Grow Through Instructional Coaching

    Helping Teachers Grow Through Instructional Coaching

    Finding the resources to hire instructional coaches can be tough, but they can play an essential role in spreading great practices throughout a school.
  • A group of teachers enjoying coffee together

    Building a Positive Staff Culture Takes Work

    If schools want a strong collegial atmosphere, they need to foster it intentionally—both across the school and on smaller scales.
    13.9k
  • Using Video for Professional Development

    Using Video for Professional Development

    When teachers film themselves in the classroom, it helps them reflect on and improve their teaching practice.
    11.2k
  • Students completing math problems on small whiteboards

    A Strategy for Boosting Student Engagement in Math

    A four-step approach to group work can get students talking and boost their mathematical and metacognitive thinking.
    4.4k
  • Teachers having an upbeat meeting

    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.
    2.1k
  • Teacher coaches other teachers during professional development

    4 Tips for Instructional Coaches

    Help new and veteran teachers improve their practice by implementing a few simple strategies.
    1.4k
  • An instructional coach and a teacher discuss some paperwork.

    Coaching the Veteran Teacher

    Guiding teachers who have years of experience takes sensitivity and a willingness to learn from them at the same time.
    3.2k
  • Two adults sitting and talking with papers in a classroom

    How New Teachers Can Use Evaluation Feedback to Improve

    On their own or with an instructional coach, new teachers can create a data-driven action plan for improving their teaching practices.
    824
  • A coach looks on as a teacher works with students.

    Coaching the Novice Teacher

    Some dos and don’ts for instructional coaches striving to help new teachers make a successful start.
    2k
  • How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

    Blogger Elena Aguilar shares an excerpt from her recently released book, The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation.
    3.9k
  • Five Things to Consider Before Becoming an Instructional Coach

    School-improvement coach and former teacher Elena Aguilar shares five things for a teacher to consider before becoming an instructional coach.
    3.6k
  • A young teacher meeting with a colleague

    Getting Comfortable With Saying No

    Turning down a new responsibility at work can be tough, but an instructional coach has some advice for how to do it.
    749
  • Teacher and student are discussing about the student work.

    Making Technology Work

    See how a high school integrated technology in teaching with the help of an instructional coach.
    1.4k

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