A window into teaching

With evidence-based coaching, teachers observe and reflect on student interactions

By Elizabeth Foster
Categories: Coaching, Data, Evaluation & impact, Implementation, Learning designs, Outcomes, Research
December 2019
Vol. 40, No. 6
In March 2019, Learning Forward’s Stephanie Hirsh interviewed Robert Pianta, who developed the evidence-based MyTeachingPartner 1:1 Video Coaching program (MTP). MTP is one of the few coaching models that meets the evidence requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), based on studies of its effectiveness and efficacy. Rigorous research included in the What Works Clearinghouse with teachers in grades pre-K-12 has shown that MTP improves teacher practice and increases student engagement, peer relationships, and achievement. Here are excerpts from that interview. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity and brevity. .@bobpianta discusses the evidence-based coaching model MyTeachingPartner. @mtps_coaching #LearnFwdTLP Click To Tweet Stephanie Hirsh: Your coaching work is based on a framework called the Classroom Assessment Scoring System, or CLASS. What is CLASS,

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Elizabeth Foster ( is vice president of research & standards at Learning Forward.

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Elizabeth Foster is the senior vice president of research and strategy at Learning Forward. She leads the organization’s research efforts for partnerships, programs, and fundraising. Elizabeth co-wrote the Standards for Professional Learning (2022) with Tracy Crow and now facilitates learning sessions about the standards and develops resources that support their use and implementation.

Categories: Coaching, Data, Evaluation & impact, Implementation, Learning designs, Outcomes, Research

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