THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO

Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning

Coaching Teachers


The Elements of Successful Coaching

  1. Why athletes, doctors, and teachers need coaches
  2. Getting the most from instructional coaches
  3. Building teacher trust in coaching relationships

Different Approaches to Coaching

  1. Coaching key skills in a teacher's first ninety days on the job
  2. Exercising restraint as a coach
  3. Preparing to coach a resistant teacher
  4. Coaching with an eye to student learning

Peer Observation and Video

  1. The value of peer observations, done right
  2. Video as a coaching tool

Principals as Coaches

  1. Good cop, bad cop: can principals be coaches and evaluators?
  2. Can principals be instructional coaches?

Professional Learning Suggestions