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Quarterly print newsletters featuring timeless tools and resources to support the facilitation of professional learning.

Tools for Learning Schools, Summer 2014, Vol. 17 No. 4

May 23, 2014

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Teacher-coach relationships: An excerpt from Coaching Matters



By Joellen Killion, Cindy Harrison, Chris Bryan, and Heather Clifton


Image of people working togetherIn any professional learning program, teachers and coaches must have a good relationship in order to get the work done. Read how to have a productive relationship where teachers and coaches trust one another, respect each other professionally, commit to keeping their partnership agreements, and clearly define the work they will do together.


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Tool: Sample partnership agreement between instructional coach and teacher


Coaches can define the bounds of their professional relationships by establishing partnership agreements. Use this tool to create an agreement between a coach and a teacher that defines their working relationship and expectations for the coach’s work.


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Tool: Staff survey


Effective coaches survey staff and outline services that respond to teacher needs. Use this sample survey to help you collect data on teacher needs.


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Tool: Coach corner


Savvy coaches will create a means of communicating with teachers about available coaching and work accomplished. Use this sample update to guide your thoughts on creating a regular update for your own work or the work of your team.


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