Published from 2005 to 2013, this newsletter explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders, coaches, mentors, instructional specialists, lead teachers, and master teachers face.

Teachers Teaching Teachers, April 2006, Vol. 1, No. 7

Teachers Teaching Teachers, April 2006, Vol. 1, No. 7 Newsletters Role: Catalyst for change When does a school-based coach resemble a tight-rope walker? As catalysts for change, coaches have a delicate balance to maintain — on one hand, they challenge the status quo and on the other, they want teachers to be confident and competent…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, March 2006, Vol. 1, No. 6

Teachers Teaching Teachers, March 2006, Vol. 1, No. 6 Newsletters Role: Instructional specialist How fitting that most coaches spend the majority of their time in the role of the instructional specialist since it is in this role that student learning is most directly influenced. As instructional specialists, coaches focus on instructional strategies, share information about…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, February 2006, Vol. 1, No. 5

Teachers Teaching Teachers, February 2006, Vol. 1, No. 5 Newsletters Role: Curriculum specialist School-based coaches tackle a range of challenging tasks when they play the role of the curriculum specialist. They assist teachers in understanding and aligning the curriculum, they help to identify and interpret standards, they explore what to assess. Such a range of…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, December 2005, Vol. 1, No. 4

Teachers Teaching Teachers, December 2005, Vol. 1, No. 4 Newsletters Role: School leader School-based coaches assume leadership roles in schools, whether formally or informally. As leaders, coaches work intentionally to make a positive difference in their schools. Leadership tasks for coaches include serving on school improvement teams, working informally with teachers to understand change initiatives,…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, November 2005, Vol. 1, No. 3

Teachers Teaching Teachers, November 2005, Vol. 1, No. 3 Newsletters Role: Mentor The school-based coach often serves as a mentor to new teachers. In this role, coaches call upon their knowledge of instructional strategies, classroom management, and the culture of a specific school. They must also understand the stages of teacher development and adjust support…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, October 2005, Vol. 1, No. 2

Teachers Teaching Teachers, October 2005, Vol. 1, No. 2 Newsletters Role: Data coach Instructional coaches have a relatively new role in assisting teachers to analyze student achievement, perception, demographic, and process data. Such a role includes many steps, from identifying what data to examine and how to display data meaningfully to helping teachers make instructional…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, September 2005, Vol. 1, No. 1

Teachers Teaching Teachers, September 2005, Vol. 1, No. 1 Newsletters 9 roles of the school-based coach The school-based coach is a new position in many school systems. While the title and job description vary across districts and states, the job is always complex. In this article, Killion and Harrison identify 9 different roles of the…

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