Research School Network: Instructional Coaching A short twilight series supporting school leaders to understand the principles and practices of instructional coaching
A short twilight series supporting school leaders to understand the principles and practices of instructional coaching
Instructional coaching is one of the best evidenced forms of Professional Development. It has the potential to have a significant impact on teachers’ practice and therefore on pupil outcomes.
Module 1: theory, evidence and principles
The theory and evidence underpinning instructional coaching and how it differs from other forms of coaching.
Module 2: instructional coaching in action
The stages of instructional coaching:
- identify a precise target for the teacher and develop a shared understanding of what this looks like when done well
- deliberate practice of the target behaviour within the coaching meeting, with feedback
- embedding of the target behaviour in classroom practice
- further feedback and challenge
Module 3: successful implementation of instructional coaching
Different models of instructional coaching; the who, the when and the how; monitoring and evaluation.