George Lucas Educational Foundation

Instructional Coaching

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

Sort by:
  • 3 Ways Instructional Coaches Can Support Early Elementary Teachers in Science

    An inquiry-based, immersive approach can spark early elementary teachers’ enthusiasm for teaching this critical subject.
    Cindy Hoisington
  • How Technology Coaches Can Best Collaborate With Teachers

    Inquiry, reflection, and guided implementation allow technology coaches and teachers to engage in meaningful collaboration.
  • Centering Choice in Professional Development

    When professional learning is infused with choices, teachers are more engaged. Here are a few tips for getting started.
  • The Case for Instructional Coaching Throughout a Teacher’s Career

    Staff and students alike benefit when teachers are given the opportunity to collaborate, problem solve, and improve their craft through coaching across their careers. 
  • Promoting Teacher Retention Through Mentoring

    The first years of teaching are hard, but a strong mentoring relationship within a supportive induction program can make all the difference.
  • Newsletters as an Instructional Coaching Tool

    Weekly newsletters can share exciting events from classrooms across campus as well as provide resources for teachers.
  • How Instructional Coaches Can Use Co-Teaching to Support Teachers

    A matrix based on a teacher’s belief in themselves and their belief in students can facilitate effective instructional coaching.
  • Using Station Rotation in PD for Supporting English Language Learners

    Professional development built around learning stations can give teachers an idea of what school is like for these students.
  • Supporting Teachers Through Times of Change

    An instructional coach shares strategies for helping teachers manage their workload during uncertain times.
  • 9 Questions You’ll Be Asked at an Instructional Coach Interview

    Making the transition to a new role can be stressful, but you can prepare for the interview to demonstrate that you’re the best candidate for the job.
  • 8 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Instructional Coaches

    It’s important for coaches to be consistently available so teachers can take advantage of personalized professional learning.
  • 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.
  • 5 Things I Learned Working as a New Instructional Coach

    Clearly defined roles and responsibilities help relationships between instructional coaches and teachers work smoothly.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Follow Edutopia

  • facebook icon
  • twitter icon
  • instagram icon
  • pinterest icon
  • youtube icon
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use

George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia is a free source of information, inspiration, and practical strategies for learning and teaching in preK-12 education. We are published by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
Edutopia® and Lucas Education Research™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of the George Lucas Educational Foundation in the U.S. and other countries.