Teacher Toolkit

Instructional Coaching

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Classroom observation makes teaching and learning more visible. It encourages colleagues to collaborate to improve teacher practice and student learning. But which classroom observation strategy should you choose?


These resources provide an introduction to some common observation strategies. Combining instructional guides and accompanying videos, the resources explain all you need to know to choose and implement an appropriate classroom observation strategy for your school.


What is Instructional Coaching? A coach working one-to-one with a teacher, to model and observe classroom practice and to support reflection and professional conversation about practice. The aim is to build a partnership to develop evidence-based teaching practices.

Evidence Base

Instructional Coaching: A Partnerships Approach to Improving Instruction, Knight, J (2007)


What is an Instructional Coach? Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching