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100

Relationship-based process led by an expert.

What is Coaching?

100

Collaborative partnerships all begin with this. 

What are partnerships?

100

Giving teacher and coach a common starting point and shared expectations.

What is a shared goal?

100

This clearly states what a teacher will do and with whom or when the teacher will do it.


What is a goal?

100

Provides feedback that is objective and anchored in the teacher?s implementation of Pyramid Model practices. While also providing a measure of growth and Opening the door for a range of conversations.


What is data-based feedback?

200

Cyclical process for supporting teachers use of effective teaching practices.

What is Practice-based Coaching?

200

Coaching log or note-taking forms are ways to do this while conducting focused observations.

What is taking notes?

200

Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Timely.

What are SMART goals?

200

Provides encouragement and support for the teacher in the movement towards fluency.


What is reflection and feedback?

200

Frequent, Accurate, Specific, and Timely.

What is FAST Feedback?

300

This phase of coaching involves gathering and recording information.

What is Focused Observation?

300

A method that allows for shared review and reflection while benefitting both the coach and teacher and supports repeated viewing while conducting Focused Observations.


What is videotaping?

300

A conversation that allows both the coach and coachee to discuss what is going on and stuff that has taken place.

What is reflective conversation?

300

Observing a teacher, taking detailed notes, collecting data, delivering side-by-side support (verbal or gestural), model target practices, role-playing, videotaping the teacher, providing materials or resources, modifying or arranging the classroom environment, providing other help in the classroom, engaging in a problem-solving discussion, sharing a video demonstration, helping teachers use and interpret data, engaging in a reflective conversation, and reviewing goals are examples of this.

What are Coaching Strategies?

300

Saying:

"You waited 10 seconds for Emily to get the puzzle piece in and when she did it, she was so proud"

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"I saw that you thanked your teaching assistant for helping several times. That provides a great model for the children"

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 "Using the glitter with the paper flowers and photographs really kept all the children engaged in the activity".


What is Non-attributive Feedback?

400

This phase of coaching involves practice-based needs assessment and action plan development.

What is Goal setting and action planning?

400

Partnerships, Collaboration, and Coaching provide reflection and feedback, shared goals and action planning, and focused observation.

What is supporting effective teaching practices?

400

A “working” document with a goal(s) that will be the immediate focus of coaching, planned actions or action steps that will be taken to achieve goals and explicit statements about how will know when a goal has been achieved. This may also include supports or resources needed and a timeframe for completion.


What is an action plan?

400

Guided by the coach to reflect on events, activities, efforts, child response, growth in Pyramid Model practices, etc.

What is the coachee?

400

Saying "You are so patient", "You are so thoughtful", "I love how creative you are, the art activity was great".

What is attributive feedback?

500

Based on this one is able to select teaching practices for coaching and write a goal for each practice. 

What is a needs assessment?

500

The authors of the Coaching impact that published findings in 2002.

Who is Joyce and Showers?

500

% of participants who demonstrate knowledge, demonstrate new skills in a training setting, and use those new skills in the classroom when coaching is taking place in the classroom.

What is 95?

500

% of participants who demonstrate knowledge, demonstrate new skills in a training setting, AND use those new skills in the classroom when relying solely on theory and discussion.

What is 0?

500

They should be:

- addressed in the contract, clearly related to the data and the evaluation questions

- tend to be practical, affordable, and feasible

- stated in a positive and supportive way 

- be diverse and varied and offer several alternatives

- address funding needs and provide suggestions for funding that is already available or for obtaining funding (i.e applying for a specific grant)

What are effective recommendations?