Coaching: It's Not Just for Sports
By: Ashley K, Brittanni B, Grayson L, & Philip J
Chapter 7: Coaching to Improve Practice
Define instructional coaching: What does it look like? Why is it important?
- Focused on instructional practice
- Embedded in teachers' classrooms
- Intensive and ongoing
- Grounded in partnerships
- Facilitated through respectful communication
Peer Coaching/ Mentoring
Research- Decide Coach
Chapter 8: The Leader's Role in Improving Teacher Practice
"Reciprocal accountability simply means that if we are going to hold you accountable for something, we have an equal and commencurate responsibility to ensure you know how to do what we are expecting you to do."
Why does this happen?
Just as teachers need to know their students as individual learners, principals need to know their teachers as individual learners.
"Excellent principals use a variety of assessment tools to know teachers' strengths, weaknesses, learning styles, and needs."
So what must an admin do in order to get desired results in teaching practices?
Building Relationships & Management by Wandering Around
3 Types of Observations
- The Learning Walkthrough
- The Goal-Setting & Implementation Walkthrough
- The Supervisory Walkthrough
Habits of Thinking for Instructional Leadership
- Noticing & Wondering
- Developing a Theory to Test
- Gathering More Questions
5 Dimensions of Central Office Transformation
"What do central office leaders need to know and be able to do in order to help principals improve their instructional leadership practice so that teachers in turn improve their teaching practice?"