What coaching is
When we focus on developmental needs and high quality learning experiences for teachers, coaching is one of the most effective professional development strategies that can be considered because coaching is:
high impact - Improved teacher practice leads to improved student outcomes ~ 90% effective transfer of learning into practice
contextual and connected - Occurs within the context of the teacher’s classroom work ~ derived from the teacher’s work with students ~ embedded in teacher practice
individual and personal - Focus is on the teacher as learner ~ being reflective, practising skills and receiving feedback, engaging in substantive conversation ~ tied to improving practice ~ tailored to specific needs ~ not one-size-fits-all
grounded - In authentic practices: inquiry, reflection, analysis, problem solving, research ~ alignment with school goals and culture
capacity building - Aligns with school foci ~ enables growth and improvement across the school ~ leads to collegial dialogue and implementation of best practice ~ encourages collaborative, reflective practice and continual engagement in professional discussion
How it works through enodatio
Coaching is offered in two modes:
In the cloud: One-to-one or one-to-planning team (maximum 3). Requirements: computer or laptop with browser, internet connection, Skype/Google+ (or similar)
In situ: (where geographically possible) One-to-one or one-to-planning team (maximum 3). Requirements: a comfortable working space
And because we understand how difficult it can be to find time to engage in professional development activities, we make flexibility a key feature - meeting your needs in hours to suit you. Coaching can be arranged at mutually agreed times: during the school day, before the school day, after the school day, in the evening, on weekends, during school holidays. Your choice!
Rates: $125.00/hour or daily rate by negotiation
Shanklin: Effective .. coaching helps the teachers begin to work new practice into their everyday instruction, fit new practices to the students who most need them, and observe the effects of altered practice.
Joyce & Showers; Becker: Research from Joyce & Showers (1983) indicates that coaching has the greatest impact on contributing to effective learning in teachers. They suggest that the impact of coaching is 90% compared with the impact of theory alone (5%). Becker (2008) concurs and clarifies that teachers are more likely to transfer a new skill into practice as a result of the combination of theory, demonstration, practice, feedback and coaching than through any of these components alone.
(From Effective Teacher Coaching)