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Put Me In, Coach!

Collection by Dana Sparkman, Ph.D. Instructional coaching helps teachers improve their practice, thereby enhancing student learning. This collection contains resources that will help you learn about common coaching models, the roles of teachers and coaches, and best coaching practices. The tutorials featured in this collection come from Capella University's Free PD for Digital Educators program and uses the Sophia platform to deliver learning around this competency.
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Put Me In, Coach!
  • Capella University says:
    The Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas has created mini-manuals for coaching the four main areas of teaching: classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment for learning. You can use these small manuals to help provide specific feedback and suggestions to teachers that you coach.
  • Capella University says:
    Because instructional coaching impacts teachers' instructional practice, it also affects student learning. This document, developed by the National Reading Technical Assistance Center, shows the impact of instructional coaching on student achievement through a case study.
  • Capella University says:
    Suppose you were asked to provide instructional coaching for another teacher. What would be your main responsibilities? In this video tutorial, you will learn about three main best practices that support effective instructional coaching: establishing trust, providing feedback, and promoting choice.
  • Capella University says:
    This video presents a case study scenario of a teacher who is going to be coached in science instruction. You can consider different ways to apply the coaching process, and which techniques might be most beneficial in this particular situation.
  • Capella University says:
    We know that instructional coaches are tasked with helping teachers improve their practice. However, what are the specific roles of coaches and teachers in this partnership? In this video tutorial, you will learn about these roles and the importance of non-evaluative coaching in helping teachers develop as professionals.
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    The Power of Educational Coaching

    4 minute read
    Capella University says:
    Have you ever considered how much of an impact that instructional coaching can have on a teacher's practice? On this site, you will investigate how instructional coaching works and why it matters.
  • Capella University says:
    There are a variety of ways to coach teachers, including new teacher mentoring, peer coaching, cognitive coaching, and subject-specific coaching. After viewing this video, you will have a good foundational understanding of these different models of coaching teachers.