Coaching Power Hour for Administrators

Target Audience 

Current Leaders and Aspiring Leaders 

General Description

Participants will understand complexities of working with adults, use an effective coaching cycle, know effective teaching practices, gather data, employ effective communication strategies and be effective leaders. 

  • Understand complexities of working with adults - Coaches should position themselves as partners by respecting teacher’s professional autonomy, seeing teachers as equals, offering many choices, giving teachers voice, taking a dialogical approach to interactions, encouraging reflection and real-life application, and seeing coaching as a reciprocal learning opportunity. 

  • Use an effective coaching cycle - Over 20 years of research has led us to The Impact Cycle, a coaching cycle built on three stages: identify, learn, improve. 

  • Know effective teaching practices - Instructional coaches need a deep knowledge of a set of strategies that they know will help teachers hit their goals. We refer to this as the Instructional Playbook

  • Gather data - It is essential that coaches know how to gather basic observational data so that it can be used to set goals and monitor progress. 

  • Employ effective communication strategies - Coaches are more effective when they have communication skills and habits. 

  • Be effective Leaders - We have found that the coaches who lead change successfully have two important attributes: they must be deeply respectful to the teachers with whom they collaborate, and they must be assertive and disciplined, leading change in an organized, ambitious, and forceful manner. Both are necessary. 

  • Be supported by their schools and districts - Instructional coaches who make an impact work in districts that create the conditions that help them be effective.

Recommended Prerequisites

Current leadership position or join with current leader

Contact Information 

Jeremy Blair 

Program Coordinator 

Instructional Coaching 

Office for Leading and Learning 

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