Professional Development Video

A Principal’s Guide to Coaching Teachers

By Erin Irwin — October 17, 2019 4:41

The leadership team at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Early College in Denver conducts weekly observations and coaching sessions for every teacher. They single out one “high-leverage” action step for each teacher to work on and incorporate into their instruction to make lessons more engaging for students. Principal Kimberly Grayson and Assistant Principal Rachael Amundson give step-by-step descriptions of how they work with teachers to improve. Grayson says she tells teachers to “practice with us, so you can practice perfect with your students.”

Erin Irwin
Staff Education Week
Erin Irwin is a former staffer for Education Week.
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