Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching — A Partnership Between the Annenberg Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Improving Student Engagement and Performance...

IU PIIC Mentors work with instructional coaches to focus on increasing student engagement and improving student achievement through the implementation of the PLN framework and other evidence-based literacy strategies. Read more...

Coaching Tip of the Month

In his work with teacher leaders, Les Foltos (JSD February 2015, Vol. 36 No. 1) encourages coaches to work with their colleagues and serve as catalysts for a collaborative culture that is vital to ensure success for all teachers and students. That is certainly something all coaches have heard from their work with PIIC and their IU PIIC mentors. It is true – PIIC focuses on the BDA cycle of consultation and the 4-quadrant framework. This content and process are accomplished through the ongoing, consistent conversations between and among teachers and their coaches. And, just in case you haven’t noticed, that’s not so easy! Remember, “Collaboration is the unnatural act between non-consenting adults (Jocelyn Elders).”

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