Responsive Coaching Domain:
...[R]esearchers found that when teachers combined participation in the traditional workshops with peer coaching or methodologies that promoted collaboration and reflection, more than 80% of teachers were using newly learned strategies in their classrooms." (Joyce and Showers, 1996; Joyce, Murphy and Showers, 1996; Richardson, 1999)
JP works with your school to implement a structured and highly effective coaching strategy that identifies and addresses the needs of your students and teachers. Our onsite side-by-side coaching improves practices in your school, increases teachers' instructional skills, addresses the needs of individual students and improves student performance. Coaching is integrated throughout all of the services listed below.
Coaching Effective Practices: Coach Training
This session addresses the critical issue of building internal capacity for long-term success. Through modeling, group discussion and active participation, participants will develop an understanding of effective instructional delivery and clear communication with students and staff. Participants will then learn about the academic coach’s role in supporting effective teaching practices across the curriculum. Information will be shared regarding strategies and techniques to enhance curriculum delivery; meet the needs of diverse learners; provide feedback to teachers; and increase student achievement. Through engaging discussion and active participation, participants will have the opportunity to learn and apply fifteen effective practices in the classroom that consistently increase student achievement. This workshop will also provide participants with an opportunity to explore the role of Cognitive and Responsive Coaching in creating a culture of collaboration with the goal of school turnaround.
I’ve Collected the Data. Now What?
In this session Reading Coaches will take an in-depth look at data collected from classroom observations, ascertain why the student (or group) is struggling, develop an intervention plan, and then focus teaching in accordance. Coaches will review problems and develop solutions through the Problem Solving Plan, analyze classroom observations, formulate team to respond to data, and implement structure(s) for student success.
The Coach’s Classroom Visits/Walk-Through
The classroom –walk-through model is designed to be frequent to increase the dialogue on instructional practice leading to improvement in instruction to increase student achievement. In this session, coaches will identify steps to focus classroom visits for a brief period of time followed by reflection with the teacher; a way to talk with teachers about improvement in teaching and learning; and a tool to maximize time in the classroom.
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