Instructional Coaching Overview
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Types of QCSD K-12 Instructional Coaching Support Activities
There are many different ways QCSD K12 Instructional Coaches can offer support to teachers. Below are a few ideas.
Essentially, QCSD K-12 Instructional Coaches can help be a second set of eyes to talk with and bounce ideas off of while you plan and while you teach suggesting input where asked and validating sound teaching practice. Additionally, QCSD K-12 Instructional Coaches can help teachers explore new approaches to
Serving All Teachers
A QCSD Instructional Coach can work with new and veteran teachers alike. K-12 Instructional Coaches are an ongoing, job-embedded support for all practicing QCSD teachers. QCSD K-12 Instructional Coaching typically is a very individualized process but it can also take place in groups such as elementary grade levels, middle school teams, or high school departments.
New Teacher Support
K-12 Instructional Coaches also lead the QCSD 3-year New Teacher Academy program. Read more about our 3-year NTA and coaching practice here.
QCSD K-12 Instructional Coaches use the B-D-A (before, during, after) cycle for planning, viewing and reflecting. Click here to read more about the BDA cycle. BDA coaching cycles are not shared with supervisors.
Our Trust. Your Confidence.
All QCSD K-12 Instructional Coaches are teachers. What is shared, explored, and discussed between coach and coachee in the BDA process is not shared with a coachee's supervisor. All support from a QCSD K-12 Instructional Coach is non-evaluative. We listen to your needs, and we support you confidentially.
Instructional Coaching Information and Research Links
Does Instructional Coaching Work?
Read more about the data you see below, Instructional Coaching effectiveness, and what research has found by clicking here.
Past to Present
Over the past 7 years, instructional coaching in QCSD has taken many forms. Primarily though, the goals have not changed. And as per the core beliefs of the Office for Teaching and Learning:
If you are interested in exploring your teaching through this lens, please reach out to any of the instructional coaches below.