We invite you to take advantage of the educational resources below, created by and for educators and instructional leaders. Each provides insightful information to help guide you, your team and your teachers from Gotcha to Growth.
We understand the challenges you look to solve and hope you find this content helpful in your journey to provide your teachers with the support and feedback they want and need to grow.
eBook: How to Create a Coaching Program That Works
Research shows that districts can, on average, spend more than $20,000 on each new hire, including expenses related to recruitment, hiring, and training. Turnover negatively affects students as well. In this e-book, we first focus on why professional learning supported by instructional coaching must be intentionally designed. We then address considerations for designing an effective coaching model targeted to your district’s instructional needs. We believe that effective instructional coaching is defined by equity in and access to the very best learning we can make possible for all students.
eBook: Feedback Strategies for Coaches & Administrators
The quality and amount of feedback provided to teachers is disappointing. A 2009 study of 12 districts found that 75% of teachers “received no specific feedback about how to improve their practice,” and only 43% actually used feedback to improve instruction. To offer support, this guide surfaces key elements of effective feedback—the kind that accomplished principals, coaches, and consulting educators use to influence instruction.
eBook: Using Video to Achieve High Performance
Video gives coaches and athletes the same thing that all educators want— and need: relevant, actionable feedback that improves practices and promotes growth. In this report, Insight founder Dr. Michael Moody details how filming classroom instruction has the potential to transform teacher performance—and ultimately, student achievement—and what district and school leaders can do to make it happen.
eBook: Teacher Evaluation Systems That Work
Public education has made a big bet when it comes to teacher evaluation. In fact, 45 states have revised their evaluation practices over the past few years. But has the bet paid off? Learn why some systems aren't working, read relevant research on what is actually helping improve teacher practice, understand research-backed traits of effective evaluation systems, and review strategies to help you build a growth-based system.