Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What is an Instructional Coach?

"Thinking Partner"

Instructional coaches partner with teachers to help them incorporate research-based instructional practices into their teaching.

The basic role of an instructional coach in education is to increase the instructional capacity of teachers so they can better incorporate literacy or math into their instruction.(Hall, 2004) An instructional coach is one who supports others in building their teaching skills, assists others in applying new knowledge, and provides ongoing professional development.

How do we get excellent instruction in every classroom, everyday, for every student?

The Big Four (Teacher Practices that Coaches Share with Teachers)
1. Classroom Management
2. Content
3. Instruction
4. Assessment for Learning

Instructional Coaching Menu

Best Practices

Choose from a variety of options, MIX and MATCH to design what is appetizing to you! Note: All dishes are free (but chocolate will be happily accepted as payment! )


The chef is NOT an expert, but does gather a wide range of ingredients and serving suggestions from other customers!  

The chef is a "partner for success."

Craving something not listed on the menu?

ORDER IT ANYWAY – The Chef is willing to collaboratively create new items as needed!