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Instructional Coaching

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

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    Teachers can help students master grade-level content by giving feedback that supports independent learning and progress.
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  • A Sustainability Strategy for New Teachers

    To help offset the stress of teaching and make it a viable career in the long term, new teachers need a plan—this year more than ever.
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  • Collaborating on Equitable Teaching Practices in Math

    Math coaches can help teachers identify how their perceptions and teaching methods influence student success.
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  • Using Video for Professional Development

    When teachers film themselves in the classroom, it helps them reflect on and improve their teaching practice.
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  • 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.
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  • How to Get a Teaching Job in 2021

    We surveyed administrators, instructional coaches, and career counselors around the country for their insights on applying for teaching jobs this year.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 4 Ways to Maximize the Benefit of Having an Instructional Coach

    Coaches can do a lot to help even veteran teachers improve, especially when teachers know what kinds of support they’re looking for.
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  • 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.
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  • 4 Tips for Instructional Coaches

    Help new and veteran teachers improve their practice by implementing a few simple strategies.
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  • Coaching the Veteran Teacher

    Guiding teachers who have years of experience takes sensitivity and a willingness to learn from them at the same time.
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  • Virtual Coaching Takes Off

    When video is at the core of instructional coaching, the entire process becomes more efficient and effective.
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  • 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.
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