Coaching and Developing Turnaround Leader Actions—Professional Learning Module
This professional learning module describes how to coach and develop turnaround leaders to take key leader actions.
A Professional Learning Module
Successfully leading a school turnaround is difficult work that requires leaders to have specific underlying competencies and to take strategic, high-leverage actions. This professional learning module, developed through a partnership between the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, the Center on School Turnaround, Public Impact, and the University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education, provides state and district leaders with tools to coach and develop school turnaround leaders to take key leader actions. [Read more…]
Coaching for Impact—Six Pillars
Learning Forward, Lastinger Center, and Public Impact call for great coaching for all teachers
Despite decades of efforts to support teachers with coaching, most teachers still do not get the support they need in their own classrooms. Yet most teachers, including experienced ones, need support to continue to evolve professionally, hone their practice, and use new tools. This support is most powerful when offered routinely and on the job by skilled professionals. In Coaching for Impact: Six Pillars to Create Coaching Roles That Achieve Their Potential to Improve Teaching and Learning, from Public Impact, Learning Forward, and the University of Florida Lastinger Center, the authors use the research on coaching and their forward-looking analysis to call on the nation’s education leaders to expand their commitment to high-quality coaching for all teachers. The report outlines six pillars essential to creating meaningful coaching roles along with recommendations for those responsible for creating and supporting results-oriented coaching programs.
State and district leaders have a chance under ESSA (the 2016 Every Student Succeeds Act) to use their new funding flexibility to take a new approach that focuses on excellence for teachers, and students. This brief and one-page executive summary explain four opportunities to go beyond the requirements of ESSA to achieve a culture of excellence, one that attracts even more talented educators, keeps them for long careers, and helps them excel. Read the related opinion piece by Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel on Real Clear Education.