Maximizing the Impact of Instructional Coaching. From the Experts. No matter how well trained people are, few can sustain their best performance on their own. That’s where coaching comes in. - Atul Gawande. Three-Part O bjective.
No matter how well trained people are,
few can sustain their best performance
on their own. That’s where coaching
Participants will identify ingredients of successful Instructional Coaching programs to implement at their district or home campus through discussion, sharing, note-taking, reflection, and questioning.
Principal - Mayde Creek High School (2009 - present)
1 of 7 traditional High Schools in Katy ISD
Approximately 2700 students
Approximately 180 teachers
4 Instructional Coaches
ELA and Math – full time
Science and Social Studies – part –time – (shared with 2nd campus)
Instructional Coach Facilitator, Katy ISD 2012-2014
131 District Instructional Coaches for 2013-14 school year
35 elementary schools with 70 ICs (ELA/SS, Math/Science)
13 Junior Highs with 36 ICs (ELA/SS, Math, Science)
9 (7 traditional) High Schools with 25 ICs (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies)
Research on Instructional Coaching
University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
“Without coaches to provide precise instructions, to model in the classroom, to provide positive and motivating honest feedback, few new practices get implemented, and those that get implemented are usually implemented poorly.”
(Cornett & Knight, Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives, 2009)
“Coaching is all about helping transport someone from where he or she is to where he or she needs to be.”
Gauthier & Giber, 2006
The Campus Principal
“Next to the principal,
coaches are the most crucial
change agent in a school.
Without it, many comprehensive
reform efforts will fall short of
The coach and principal’s communication is essential to implementing coaching effectively. -Coaching Matters, p. 104
An Instructional Coach is someone whose chief professional responsibility is to bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers and other school leaders.
“Used effectively, in a way that honors teachers’ professionalism and learning, video can be the most powerful improvement we have experienced in our schools in a long time.”
Working, learning, growing together