Spotlight on Instructional Coaching

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Instructional Coaching


The Education Week Spotlight on Instructional Coaching is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Preparing instructional coaches for the common core
  • Implementing coaching-based, school improvement models
  • Building effective coaches through professional development
  • Creating opportunities for teacher leadership outside of the classroom
  • Developing strong teacher-coaching relationships

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In the District of Columbia, instructional coaches like Sarah Hawley are learning the common-core standards along with the teachers.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week

The Literacy Collaborative's coaching-based program offers lessons on reading instruction and professional development design.
February 29, 2012 - Teacher PD Sourcebook

Instructional coaching can be transformative—but only in an environment of trust and clearly articulated expectations, says a veteran school coach.
February 16, 2011 - Teacher

Math teacher Doyle Nicholson says school systems need to create more opportunities for expert teachers to expand and share their expertise.
January 26, 2011 - AP

In this chat, Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching, took questions on the complicated, often mysterious processes that go into what she calls "transformational coaching." She explored the challenges that teacher-coaches face in their day-to-day work in schools and offered practical tips on developing strong coaching relationships and outcomes.
May 17, 2013 - Teacher


Relationships matter in education. Instructional coaches work collaboratively with teachers, empowering their professional development inside and outside of the classroom.
March 19, 2013 - Finding Common Ground Blog

Teachers work amidst an underlying anxiety that they aren't doing enough fast enough. Instructional coach Elena Aguilar highlights what coaches can do to support teachers.
September 16, 2012 - The Art of Coaching Teachers Blog

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