Education is a complex system that requires dynamical solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of each school environment. IEE supports your school improvement process in a research-based and deliberate manner. We know that you know your school best. And we know that you have a vision for what you want your school to become. That’s why we begin by working alongside your educators and students — learning your school’s unique values, goals, and challenges — and we help you achieve your goals and implement your vision for your school. Everything we do is focused on empowering your educators to increase their students’ learning.
Implementing the changes necessary to reach your student achievement goals, however, is not easy. Excellence cannot be mandated and behavior changes cannot be demanded. That’s why we rely on Cognitive CoachingSM and the Adaptive Schools® models to facilitate change in schools. Our coaches use Cognitive CoachingSM to mediate adult thinking and learning. While coaching provides teachers and school leaders with a “thought partner” as they apply their new learning and changes to their practice, it is Cognitive CoachingSM that systematically changes educator practice and ultimately improves educator effectiveness. We use the Adaptive Schools model to build collaborative capacities in schools. Collaborative cultures hold shared responsibilities for student learning. They value continuous learning and seek opportunities to learn and grow from one another. This model has been hailed as “life changing” and served as the “aha” moment for school leaders across the country.*
IEE focuses on the two areas most critical to determining student success: educator effectiveness and collaborative culture. The most important factor in student learning is teacher effectiveness, and IEE’s coaches increase teacher effectiveness by partnering with teachers to embed the most effective instructional strategies into their classroom. Research shows that school leadership is the one mechanism that accounts for a school’s overall quality of teacher instruction and student achievement. IEE leadership coaches work alongside your leadership team to build a school culture and learning environment that keeps your teachers and students engaged, motivated, and on-track for success.
Our coaches specialize in gathering data, improving climate and culture, English language arts, and more. Click here to meet our team and explore the possibilities they could bring to your school.