Learn and practice strategies for coaching teachers to make meaningful, long-lasting improvements in their instruction, from Match Teacher Residency and coursera.
About the course:
Teachers face a blizzard of decisions. Scholars estimate that teachers have over 1000 unique exchanges with students every day, most of which are unplanned and require quick decision making. And then there are the myriad daily decision points related to curriculum planning, assessing student work, and interactions with parents and colleagues. Amidst this frenzy, it's easy for "bad" habits to set in, and hard to break them once they do.
How in such a fast-paced environment can coaches and instructional leaders help teachers execute changes in their practice that actually stick?
Effective teacher-coaches are not just knowledgeable about instruction; they're also highly strategic in their approach to changing teachers' behaviors. That starts with preparing teachers to receive critical feedback, and then continues with a careful selection of goals and scaffolds to ensure that feedback is implemented with fidelity.
- Duration: 5 weeks
- Timings: 2 to 4 hours / week
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