August 13

What is an Instructional Coach…..?

Carrie McCollum
“In the same way teachers write out a lesson  plan for working with students, coaches write out a lesson plan for working with teachers”
– Heather Hill

I am here to support you as a teacher in the classroom with: 

  • Mentoring
  • Co-teaching
  • Brainstorming
  • Problem-solving
  • Modeling lessons
  • Curating resources
  • Customized learning needs for individual students
  • Plan and run professional development
  • Researcher of best practices
  • Change agent
  • A vital resource
  • Analyzer of data
  • Standards and content grades Pk-5
  • District curriculum
  • All content areas
  • Classroom management
  • Engagement
  • Strategies
  • Reflection
  • Help with some school technology pieces and programs.

……….and more!

“A Vital Resource

Instructional coaches are unique stakeholders in today’s schools. They don’t abandon their role of teacher. On the contrary, they celebrate teachers by embracing all the elements of the profession and sharing their learning with others. Instructional coaches are a vital but underused resource in increasing student success. By supporting and empowering them, schools can jumpstart real improvement.” (Educational Leadership, Online June 2016 | Volume 73)