Focus on Teaching: Creating a Culture of Coaching

Instructional coaching is a constructive form of professional development for K-12 schools, and the key to its success is embedding it into the culture of the school, according to Edutopia’s school leadership blog. Instructional coaching has the ability to enact change in a school or an entire district by creating a mindset on constant improvement.…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – October 2019

  It’s October, and that means it is time for us to suggest some recommended reads for teachers and instructional coaches that lead to less haunted and spooky times in the classroom. Here are a few articles for educators about professional development. It’s no trick! Research says a hybrid model of using district and school-based…

Seeing the Whole Lesson with Video Reflection (Tech & Learning)

  Amy Henderson, 11th grade English teacher at the Wonderful College Prep Academy in Delano, California, details how she records her lessons to find insightful ways to engage her students. “Video reflection is incredibly helpful for specific, targeted lessons, as well as for noticing patterns in instruction,” she says. Regardless of if you are a…