Our on-site Master Coaches skillfully work side-by-side with teachers on all aspects of the instructional core—planning, enacting, reflecting upon, and refining lessons based on real-time assessment of student learning.
Our coaching model enhances:
- Content Knowledge—by focusing on big ideas, essential questions, strategies, skills, and applications that deepen teacher capacity and flexibility in a given content area.
- Pedagogical Knowledge—by focusing on and expanding the number of content specific instructional strategies in order to make the content accessible to a wide range of students.
- Lesson Design—by identifying, selecting, adapting, and/or creating rich conceptual tasks that actively engage students and ensure learning of important content and skills.
Why Coach Teachers?
Our experience has convinced us, and research supports our belief, that when teachers learn to collaboratively design lessons well, students learn more. Through the three-part cycle of content coaching (plan/teach/debrief), we emphasize new habits of planning that result in more effectively planned and implemented lessons.