Coaching is a professional development strategy that aims to ensure quality teaching and learning practices are implemented with accuracy and result in positive outcomes for children and families.
Practice-based Coaching [PDF, 1.01MB]
This document provides an overview of the Practice-based Coaching model. Practice-based Coaching is a cyclical process for supporting teachers’ use of effective teaching practices that lead to positive outcomes for children.
Top 10 Tips for Coaches [PDF, 765.05KB]
This tip sheet provides coaches or program leaders with ideas to guide them as they support teachers' professional development.
What Do We Know About Coaching [PDF, 176KB]
The focus of Practice-based Coaching is using effective everyday teaching practices that are important for children's school readiness. Read this brief to find out what the research says about Practice-based Coaching.
Coaching as a Key Component in Teachers’ Professional Development [PDF, 131.4KB]
This document summarizes findings from a large-scale research demonstration project (Head Start CARES) which implemented a coaching model to support teacher use of best practices for children’s social and emotional development. Lessons learned throughout the coaching process are shared.
Last Updated: November 1, 2013