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Peer Coaching Resources

Peer coaching occurs when educators learn from each other through observation, feedback, and reflection. Peer coaching creates a culture of collaboration that brings shared knowledge and insight to create maximum learning for students. Peer coaching differs from evaluation, supervision, and mentoring. In peer coaching the teacher being coaches is in control of who, when, and why an observation is occurring.

Blogs and Podcasts:

Exploring Peer Coaching

Barnett Berry, from the Center for Teaching Quality, writing about teacher collaboration in an article in Kappan magazine,* describes teachers’ professional learning in Shanghai where professional learning is more peer-to-peer […]

Peer Coaching and PLCs

Shirley Hord, Learning Forward’s scholar laureate, was recently featured in a blog  titled, “What Is An Authentic Professional Learning Community?” Hord identified six characteristics that indicate an authentic PLC: Structural […]



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