Learn about how teachers can effectively support other teachers in professional development, sharing best practices, and improving instruction.
3 Ways Instructional Coaches Can Support Early Elementary Teachers in ScienceAn inquiry-based, immersive approach can spark early elementary teachers’ enthusiasm for teaching this critical subject.174
How Technology Coaches Can Best Collaborate With TeachersInquiry, reflection, and guided implementation allow technology coaches and teachers to engage in meaningful collaboration.
Centering Choice in Professional DevelopmentWhen professional learning is infused with choices, teachers are more engaged. Here are a few tips for getting started.192
The Case for Instructional Coaching Throughout a Teacher’s CareerStaff and students alike benefit when teachers are given the opportunity to collaborate, problem solve, and improve their craft through coaching across their careers.834
Promoting Teacher Retention Through MentoringThe first years of teaching are hard, but a strong mentoring relationship within a supportive induction program can make all the difference.386
Newsletters as an Instructional Coaching ToolWeekly newsletters can share exciting events from classrooms across campus as well as provide resources for teachers.376
How Instructional Coaches Can Use Co-Teaching to Support TeachersA matrix based on a teacher’s belief in themselves and their belief in students can facilitate effective instructional coaching.4.7k
Using Station Rotation in PD for Supporting English Language LearnersProfessional development built around learning stations can give teachers an idea of what school is like for these students.255
Supporting Teachers Through Times of ChangeAn instructional coach shares strategies for helping teachers manage their workload during uncertain times.253
9 Questions You’ll Be Asked at an Instructional Coach InterviewMaking 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.2.8k
8 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Instructional CoachesIt’s important for coaches to be consistently available so teachers can take advantage of personalized professional learning.685
A Strategy for Boosting Student Engagement in MathA four-step approach to group work can get students talking and boost their mathematical and metacognitive thinking.4.3k
5 Things I Learned Working as a New Instructional CoachClearly defined roles and responsibilities help relationships between instructional coaches and teachers work smoothly.379
How to Get a Teaching Job in 2021We surveyed administrators, instructional coaches, and career counselors around the country for their insights on applying for teaching jobs this year.2.2k
Building a Positive Staff Culture Takes WorkIf schools want a strong collegial atmosphere, they need to foster it intentionally—both across the school and on smaller scales.5.1k