Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching — A Partnership Between the Annenberg Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education
Coaching Tip of the Month
June 2010 PDF Print E-mail
As coaches plan for the year ahead, making time for one-on-one support rather than finding time to meet with teachers is critical. Encouraging teachers to meet one-on-one regularly with coaches around literacy practices that help increase student engagement, reflecting on those practices, and collecting the data that measures student progress reinforces PIIC's before, during, and after model of continuous improvement for all learners. Make sure that your coaching schedule allots ample time to meet and greet/nag and nurture the community of learners with whom you work.

For resources on the BDA Model for Instructional Coaching, click here.
April 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Coaching is confidential, non-evaluative, and supportive. It is job-embedded, addressing issues teachers face daily in their classrooms. It is aligned to state standards, curriculum, and assessment. The key to a successful coaching program is a trusting relationship between teachers and coaches, but training and support from administrators are vital as well.

For resources on relationship building, click here.