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I am curious to know if there is research that has demonstrated how coaching impacts teacher pedagogy? What are foundational works that new instructional coaches need to read?

Nov 8, 2014 8:11am

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    • Nov 13, 2014 3:39pm

      The short answer is: this is a really good and important question (the first one) and there isn't a ton of research. There's enough to show that it has a very positive impact on teacher effectiveness (classic research done by Joyce and Showers) but I think the really important research that needs to be done is on the impact that coaching has on student learning. That's hard to gather -- so many variables -- but really important. There is some research validating the impact especially in early literacy but there isn't a lot.

      • Nov 14, 2014 5:59am

        Thank you Mr. Knight--this looks promising. I appreciate your taking the time to share these resources.

        • Nov 13, 2014 4:02pm

          I have been searching and haven;t found much either so I am pleased to know it was not just me overlooking something. Thanks Elena.

          • Oct 7, 2016 3:52pm

            I have read publications about effective coaching from Jim Knight and Elena Aguilar. Amazing! The information truly helped me as I transitioned from classroom teacher to instructional coach.