2‘Do Now’ ShareWhat coaching innovations would you like to share with the whole group? What interesting coaching strategy did you try that worked?What coaching challenge(s) did you encounter? What did you try that didn’t work?
3Even the Best Experts Have Spectacular Coaching Failures SCRIPT PLEASE!
4REVISIT WHY WE COACH Improve student outcomes Support instructional change (scaffolded)Promote collegialityEnhance student thinkingBuild school cultureDevelop teacher conceptual skillAppreciate/celebrate diversity
5REVISIT BENEFITS OF CC Increased student test scores Increased teacher efficacyIncreased teacher reflectionIncreased teacher satisfactionIncreased professionalism of school cultureIncreased teacher collaborationAssisted teachers professionally and personally
6Your Elevator Speech? What do you do? How would you explain it to your teachers?How would you explain it to a family member who is not an educator?How would you explain it in a job interview with a principal?
7Relationship building Portfolios/Files/Storage CC FRAMEWORKRelationship buildingPre-visitData collectionPost-visitPortfolios/Files/Storage
12IMPLEMENTATION SNAGS? Enlist principal support for coaching Separate coaching from evaluation*Distinguish between teachers who need coaching vs. clinical supervisionDemonstrate that all teachers can benefitCreate culture of collaborationEstablish trusting environmentSet structured time for coachingAllow for a variety of interactionsHarness other ‘natural’ coaching contexts
17HIT the BOOKS TONS of academic coaching and case study books out there Check out the resources section of the QSI websiteLearn more about contents that are not your area of expertise
18John Hattie -Thanks, Tammi Gee! Get into groups of 4Once you receive your envelope, take out the pieces for your ‘category’ and put them in prioritized order of importance for impacting student learning: most important (top) to least (bottom)
19John Hattie -Thanks, Tammi Gee! How can you use this information to guide your cognitive coaching efforts this upcoming year?
20Teach like a Champion An NTA Framework Get into groups of 4Once you receive your envelope, take out the pieces for your ‘category’ and put them in prioritized order of importance for impacting student learning: most important (top) to least (bottom)
22GOAL SETTING: How do your teachers formally set their own goals? How do you try to align every teacher’s goals to the evaluation tool?How do you track the goals established by your teachers?How do you track goal progress and/or completion?How do you celebrate achieved goals?How do you set new ones?
23LEVERAGING the EVALUATION TOOL Training teachers on their toolTraining teachers on your tool and explaining your job expectations‘Growth mindset’ item connect to coachingConnecting with your leader
24PORTFOLIOSA portfolio is a collection of artifacts that tell a story PLUS teacher-written reflective pieces tied to the artifacts.
26COACHING TEAMS FACT: You are only one person. FACT: You learn 90% of what you teach.FACT: Coach turnover is a concern for campuses seeking to build a consistent instructional culture built on high expectations and collaboration.FACT: You are not the only expert on your campus.FACT: Ops to lead increase buy-in and teamwork.FACT: Personality matching can be just as powerful as content knowledge in a coaching team.
27VIDEOS Flip phone ‘quick visit’ Extensive video camera footage Can be screened privately, with coach, or publicly to share great practices!!Add reflection/portfolio component for a single or series of videosBONUS: No scripting required on your part!BONUS: Can be ed for dialogue.
29TEAM TEACHING Leader + teacher Coach + teacher Teacher + teacher Matching benefits:1. content 2. class management 3. discipline 4. passion 5. data use 6. engagement 7. rigor
30PEER OBSERVATIONSTeachers visiting within their department at your siteTeachers visiting other departments at your siteTeachers visiting their content at other sitesTeachers visiting other contents at other sites
31PARALLEL COACHING With another coach With a teacher With a leader With an APWith a QSI representative
32HARNESSING DATA ACTIVITY Pre/post test growth scoresGrade distribution reportsProgress report auditsAttendance reportsStudent surveysBenchmark scoresAIMS scores
33New QSI Curriculum Supports: ELA and Math Two common repositories for all Leona teachers:1. Math 2. ELAWhat’s there?Exemplar maps Lesson plans Lesson videos Resources: Apps, websites, etc. CCSS/PARCC connections
35GET OFF YOUR CAMPUSHear others ‘talk’ about observations in an insightful, objective wayLearn new ways of thinkingPrepare for your accreditation visitStock your ‘best practices’ tool boxNetwork
36INTERSITE COACHING Visit classrooms outside of your bubble ‘Swap’ content area or grade level expertise for teachers resistant to coachingGet to know each other better and spread your strengths
37MODELINGBe mindful of your staff meetings and presentations DON’T miss the chance to model what you want to grow!Remember to explicitly discuss the modeling – and invite participants to track/evaluate the strategiesCC Expectation: 50% peer-to-peer. New Leona presentation standards!
38DESIGNING TARGETED DATA COLLECTION SHEETS How have our datacollection forms evolved?Last Year Idea :ex: high school mathwalkthrough sheets with thecommon core best practicesLast Year Idea :ex: NTA data collection toolfocused on targeted strategiesfor each month’s session