As the nation faces a looming teacher shortage, one of the most powerful tools we have for retaining teachers is coaching. Every district around the nation employs coaching models. But are they effective?
We asked this question two years ago after years of coaching teachers at both the school and district level. After analyzing our impact, we realized our return on investment was not as large as we needed or wanted. Several things emerged from this self-reflection, and with a few corrections we are seeing positive results.