Like with teaching, coaches need to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of the teachers they work with. But though there is no “one size fits all” approach, coaches can find success using a structured coaching cycle. The coaching cycle generally consists of four components: goal setting, planning, observation, and reflection. Each step is done collaboratively between the teacher and the coach.
To further understand what instructional coaching looks like, let’s look at some different examples of coaching in action.
In these videos, two teachers share how working with instructional coaches has affected their teaching practices. As you watch, notice the relationships that have been built between teachers and coaches.
In this video series, learn how to coach for improvement, equity, and quality. Read the playlist blog by Tch Laureate Josh Parker, who shares what he's learned as an instructional coach and provides the background for this series of videos that show an entire coaching cycle, the observation process, and post-observation session.