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:
I had a request to assist a team of teacher leaders who had accepted the task of providing an introduction of peer coaching to teachers who are new to their […]
The alignment of an instructional coach’s and principal’s messages to staff is important in maintaining teacher actions what will drive increased student learning. Both principal and coach must make constant […]
During the current and past year, I have been working with the staff at QSI International School of Chengdu in China. Using Skype, I facilitated professional learning sessions with the […]
In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Going Slow to Go Fast.” Listen as Steve ponders the questions that coaches use when teachers […]
In this week’s episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve ponders “Everyone Deserves a Coach.” Listen as Steve ponders how we should have models that cause everyone […]
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 […]
My previous blog ended with this paragraph: It’s important that principals’ work with instructional coaches to extend the coaching culture in a school. That culture increases the impact that the […]
The first book that I wrote about coaching was titled, Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching. The title was purposeful as I wanted to communicate that coaching was not […]
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 […]
I recently worked with a group of teachers who had completed an earlier introduction to peer coaching with me and was now examining and experiencing coaching observations and post conferencing. […]
While reading an Education Week Blog by Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers, The Importance of Challenging Our Comfort Zone (August 6), I was reminded of the need for school leaders, instructional […]
I was asked this week to provide a day of training for teacher leaders who facilitate professional learning communities within their district. The K-5 PLCs are grade level teams while […]
In the last week I had the opportunity to provide an introduction to peer coaching to secondary teachers in North Dakota and Istanbul, Turkey. The sessions included defining peer coaching, […]
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