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Introducing instructional coaching in schools

Recent research has shown that instructional coaching is both more effective than alternative forms of professional development and one of the most effective of all educational interventions. Assistant Professor David Blazar (University of Maryland, USA) joins us to discuss what instructional coaching is, why it is so effective, and how schools can introduce instructional coaching to improve teaching and learning.

To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article.

Topics discussed in this webinar

Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video

2.45 Definition of instructional coaching
6.50 The research evidence demonstrating the impact of instructional coaching
8.30 Different models of instructional coaching
11.05 What the research says about how long cycles of instructional coaching should last
13.20 What makes an effective coach
15.30 Getting buy-in from teachers for an instructional coaching approach
18.00 Horizontal versus hierarchical leadership, and how it relates to instructional coaching
22.35 Instructional coaches and subject area expertise
24.10 What training do coaches need?
25.30 The role of student voice in instructional coaching programmes
27.10 How school leaders can go about setting up instructional coaching programmes in their schools
31.05 How to agree on a framework for observation
35.35 Closing thoughts

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