Research studies in the last decade have indicated that instructional coaching can have a transformational impact on teacher and student growth. Coaching can also be difficult for schools and districts to implement successfully. This paper will support education leaders to:

  • Define the purpose, roles, and responsibilities that make instructional coaches highly effective impact multipliers.
  • Address the three (3) challenges to integrating coaching into a school or district: time, talent, and training.
  • Offer an 8-step blueprint for implementing an instructional coaching model, either as a pilot or in a system-wide capacity.