Instructional Coaching

Research-to-practice techniques for real-world classroom implementation

We apply specific coaching methods that bridge the research-to-practice gap in the classroom, supporting teachers every step of the way as they implement and/or refine new ideas and methods.

l

Our consultants understand the importance of building trust with teachers and are adept at encouraging and supporting staff as they implement new ideas and methods

l

We recognize that the greatest area of struggle for educators is not learning a new skill, but implementing it in the classroom, coined the “implementation dip” by Fuller (2001). Using this research as a foundation, consultants with Side-by-Side Educational Consulting apply specific in-class and/or virtual coaching methods that include:

  • initial data analysis and observations to determine need;
  • side-by-side lesson planning;
  • in-class demonstrations and coaching at point-of-use;
  • focused observations and coordinated debriefing sessions to reflect, revise, and refine instructional practice
l

Because we recognize that teachers come from different places in their own instructional practice, we meet them where they are and differentiate our coaching, professional development, and support to ensure their success

l

To build capacity and sustainability, we assist on-site coaches as they build the systems and processes for success, such as:

  • data review with targeted next step actions
  • facilitating classroom peer visits
  • coaching effective lesson planning
  • walking through a coaching cycle from beginning to end, including preconference/goal setting, in-class coaching, and debriefing

More Side-by-Side Services

We are committed to helping educational administrators and teachers fulfill their goals of student achievement.
Read more by following the links below to learn how Side-by-Side can help your program or school.

Customized Professional Development

Increasing student achievement by improving teacher effectiveness
Read More

On-Site Technical Assistance

Individualized training and support for schools and districts
Read More

Shared Leadership Structures

Improving student outcomes through shared efforts and responsibility
Read More

Instructional Coaching

Research-to-practice techniques for real-world classroom implementation
Read More

Administrative Support

Opening doors for educational administrators to increase student achievement
Read More

Data-Based Decision Making

Research-driven approach to improving student achievement
Read More

Development Services

Working with teachers and administrators to provide training, teaching materials and best practices
Read More

Side by Side Educational CounsultingPO Box 15238Wilmington, NC 28408
389 Canoe Gulch Rd • Libby, MT 59923
(800) 585-8304