SPDG Coaching Resources
- Coaching Strategies
- Instructional Coaching
- Systems Coaching
- Early Childhood Coaching
- Developing Teams
- Developing Coaching Systems
- Modules, Tools, & Other Resources
- Collecting Data on Coaching
- State Coaching Examples
- Collecting Feedback
- Using Technology for Coaching
- Other Papers/Publications
Jennifer Pierce, Effective Practices for Coaches
Jennifer PIerce and Mariola Rosser, Effective Coaching Practices Infographic
Jennifer Pierce, Melissa Weber-Mayrer, Melissa Irby, How Coaching Takes Root
Tanya B. Ihlo, Differentiating Supports for a Wide Range of Systems & Instructional Coaches
Dale Cusumano and Angela Preston, Coaching Practice Profile (SISEP)
Instructional Coaching During the Coronavirus Crisis, by Larry Ferlazzo (March 2020; EdWeek)
Instructional Coaching for Implementing Visible Learning:
A Model for Translating Research into Practice by Jim Knight
Center for Research on Learning, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 101; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9020101
Digital Promise’s Instructional Coaching Playbook
— includes research findings on the positive impact of coaching and strategies to build and grow a sustainable coaching program and develop effective teacher/coach collaboration.
Google for Education’s Certified Coach Program (online curriculum) offers about 20 hours of content built for instructional coaches that focuses on a wide range of topics: reflecting with teachers about the coaching cycle; working with administrators to make time for coaching; building relationships with teachers; measuring impact; and more.
Instructional coaching as high-quality professional development (LM Desimone, K Pak, 2018).
Theory Into Practice.
A preliminary investigation of using school-based coaches to support intervention fidelity of a classwide behavior management program
(A. F. Gilmour, J. H. Wehby & T. M. McGuire, 2017).
Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 61:2, 126-135
Ohio’s Peer Coaching Model for Literacy
Carolyn Turner and Michelle Elia are Ohio Literacy Leads with State Support Team 13, where they work to scale up Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement through professional development.
Ohio Literacy Peer Coaching Guide
What is a Systems Coach?
From the Oregon Department of Education and University of Oregon
Systems Coaching: Coaching Problem of Practice
Kim St. Martin shares insight on system-level coaching.
The Florida SPDG team discuss Capacity Coaching as a tool for sustainability:
Janice Creneti, SIM Assistant Project Manager for the Florida SPDG;
Elaine Miller, Check & Connect Director for the Florida SPDG;
Peg Sullivan, Director of Florida’s SPDG
Data Analysis Map: A Scientific Approach to Data-Based Decision Making
In this webinar, Kacie Olson of the Kansas Learning Network provides tools and frameworks that can help your coaches to support effective data use for problem solving and improved impact.
Early Childhood CoachingTop
Facilitator Core Competencies
Appendix A in Elena Aguilar, The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
Gaumer Erickson, A.S., Noonan, P.M., Supon Carter, K., McGurn, L., & Purifoy, E. (2015).
The Team Functioning Scale: Evaluating and improving effectiveness of school teams.
International Journal of Educational Research, 69, 1-11.
Team-initiated Problem-solving (TIPS) Fidelity Checklist
(Todd, Newton, Horner, Algozzine, & Algozzine, 2014).
Implementation Team Checklist (SISEP)
Developing a Coaching SystemTop
Coaching as a System of Support (SISEP)
Modules, Tools & Other ResourcesTop
(OSEP Project Directors’ Conference – Cusumano & Pierce, 2018)
Coaching Overview Interactive Lesson (SISEP)
This 15 min. lesson is best viewed in browsers other than Safari
- the effects of coaching and professional development
- the differences between training and coaching
- the characteristics of effective coaching
- reflective listening skills
- clarifying vs mediative questions; and
- praise and feedback, specifically making feedback meaningful
Collecting Data on Coaching
Effective Coaching of Teachers: Fidelity Tool Rubric (NCSI, 2017)
Considerations for Determining Intensity of Coaching Supports
Tanya Ihlo, State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP)
State Coaching ExamplesTop
MiBLSi Coaching Resources
Provides overview of coaching functions and responsibilities for Michigan’s SPDG. MI’s coaching service delivery plan provides more detail.
Ohio Coaching Resources
- Coaching Practice Profile
- Coaching practice Profile Coversheet
- Coaching Service Delivery Plan for EF training
- Monitoring Ohio Coaching Services
- Process Coaching Feedback Form Coaching Participant to Coach
- Process Coaching PP – Shared Understandings
- Process Coaching Reflection and Feedback Form
NJ SPDG iCoach
Model (Glover & Reddy)
Glover, T., & Reddy, L.A. (2017).
Instructional coaching: Instructional Coaching: Consideration of Key Competencies from Multiple Models, Theory into Practice, 56, 1-2.
Observing and Describing Behavior
Process for Peer Sharing (Learning Forward)
The Expert Next Door: Lesson Observations and Peer Feedback (Learning Forward)
Using Technology for Coaching (Distance Coaching or Hybrid Coaching) Top
A Self-Led Approach to Improving Classroom Management Practices Using Video Analysis
Nagro SA, Hirsch SE, Kennedy MJ. TEACHING Exceptional Children. 2020;53(1):24-32. doi:10.1177/0040059920914329
Please note that Classroom Teaching Scan (CT Scan) assessments are free and publicly available.
This article cites studies that have found bug-in-ear coaching to increase teachers’ use of evidence-based practice and to sustain that implementation. It also describes how the NC SPDG is supporting teachers through their coaching system.
eCoaching: The effects on co-teachers’ planning and instruction
DM Ploessl, ML Rock – Teacher Education and Special, 2014 – journals.sagepub.com
Although co-teaching has become a popular approach to special education service provision in inclusive classrooms, practitioners have struggled to carry it out well.
Bug-in-Ear eCoaching: Impacts on Novice Early Childhood Special Education Teachers
C. Grygas Coogle, JR Ottley… – Journal of Early …, 2018 – journals.sagepub.com
A multiple-probe, single-case design was used to determine the effects of bug-in-ear eCoaching on teachers’ use of two targeted naturalistic communication strategies and focus children’s responses to these strategies.
How Are They Now? Longer Term Effects of eCoaching Through Online Bug-In-Ear Technology
ML Rock, RE Schumacker, M Gregg… – Teacher Education …, 2014 – journals.sagepub.com
In this study, using mixed methods, we investigated the longer term effects of e Coaching through advanced online bug-in-ear (BIE) technology.
My Teaching Partner-Secondary: A Video-Based Coaching Model
A. Gregory, E. Ruzek, C. A. Hafen, A. Y. Mikami, J. P. Allen & R. C. Pianta
Published online: 18 Jan 2017: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5571870/
The NCSIP eCoaching Continuum Feedback Matrix
Annotated Bibliography of Recent Reserch Related to Coaching, SISEP
Theory Into Practice: Instructional Coaching Practices: Promising Models, Empirical Support, and Considerations for Practice
(Edited by Todd Gover & Linda Reddy from the NJ SPDG)
DeCorby-Watson, K., Mensah, G., Bergeron, K., Abdi, S., Rempel, B., & Manson, H. (2018). Effectiveness of capacity building interventions relevant to public health practice: A systematic review. BMC Public Health. Published online, DOI:10.1186/ s12889-018-5591-6
Gallucci, C., Van Lare, M.D., Yoon, I.H., & Boatright,B. (2010). Instructional coaching building theory about the role and organizational support for professional learning. American Educational Research Journal, 47, 919-963. DOI: 10.3102/002831210371497
Gilmour, A.F., Wehby, J.H., & McGuire, T.M. (2017). A preliminary investigation of using school-based coaches to support intervention fidelity of a classwide behavior management program. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 61(2), 126-135, DOI: 10.1080/1045988X.2016.1214907
Kraft, M., Blazar, D., Hogan, D. (2016). The effect of teacher coaching on instruction and achievement: A meta-analysis of the causal evidence. Review of Educational Research. Published online, DOI:10.3102/0034654318759268
McIntosh, K. & Turri, M.G. (2014). Positive behavior support: Sustainability and continuous regeneration. In C.R.Reynolds, K.J.Vannest, & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of special education: A reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals (4th ed., pp. 2061-2064). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning, Learning Forward, & Public Impact. (2016). Coaching for impact: Six pillars to create coaching roles that achieve their potential to improve teaching and learning. Gainesville: University of Florida Lastinger Center; Oxford, OH: Learning Forward; and Chapel Hill, NC: Public Impact.
Prevalence of Coaching and Approaches to Supporting Coaching in Education
Kasey Van Ostrand, John Seylar, Christina Luke, Ph.D.