Instructional Coaching Best Practices

n the past decade, there has been an emphasis on instructional coaching and the impact it has on student success. This webinar will describe different models of instructional coaching that have been utilized in Early College High Schools in the United States. You will learn the benefits of each model to identify which is the best fit for your campus.


Coaching to Transform Traditional Science Classroom into Authentic Inquiry

Wednesday, November 9th – 4:00 – 5:30 pm (EST)

Learn how a master teacher works with teachers to transform their classrooms into project based inquiry models. This webinar features a mentor and mentee in a dialogue that unpacks the steps that were taken and the impact of each step on the teacher and the students. Engage with these teachers from Ypsilanti STEMM MCHS as they share the project, the process and the results.

D. Scott Heister & Lindsay Hershberger
Michigan Early/Middle College Association (MEMCA)

Leadership and Instructional Coaching: Lessons Learned from the Evaluation of the the Early College Expansion Partnership

The Early College Expansion Project used leadership coaching to build the capacity of school administrators to guide early college implementation. This brief utilizes data from an evaluation of the project to provide insight into the use of coaching as part of a comprehensive reform model. 

Pave the Way for Coaches

Principles must support instructional coaches in order for their work to be effective.

Best Practices In Instructional Coaching

Iowa Education Agencies Report on Instructional Caoching

Skill Will Matrix

EdTX Coaches for ECEP schools in Texas use this tool to help them strategize individual teacher coaching.

Teacher to Teacher

This article discusses teachers coaching teachers.

A Day in the Life of an Instructional Coach

An instructional coach is someone who works to provide job embedded professional development to teachers in order to increase the implementation of research-based practices into classrooms. Research has shown that teachers who worked willingly with an instructional coach used the teaching strategies coached more than teachers who just attend professional development sessions.

DPS Coaching Summary Webinar Slides

Recently the DPS Early College Instructional Coaches were invited to participate in a coaching webinar sponsored by JFF. Check out the DPS presentation here.

CIF Book with Protocols

This is a "manual" that was created for teachers receiving instructional coaching through the i3 Grant.  The document includes information about the JFF Common Instructional Framework, data related to Dual Credit, and protocols used to implement the CIF.