Coaching from Within the Classroom

There is a paradigm in U.S. public education that teachers of all levels of experience have come to know: two or three times a year, an instructional leader---typically a principal, vice principal or department head---will observe their classroom instruction and provide feedback to the teachers on their performance with the...

Successful organizations don’t happen by chance and successful schools are no exception.

The origin stories of successful schools start with a similar script. Leaders and staff envision a new and better reality, define that reality in a mission, and then plan for how to actualize that mission. Unfortunately, the final step is where potential success stories start to falter. Though many schools...