“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” - Aristotle
Ongoing job-embedded coaching is vital to implementing sustained changes in a school environment as it ensures that new learning is carried out with fidelity. IEE’s coaches work side-by-side with educators, modeling new methods and co-teaching in classrooms, for the specific purpose of empowering educators to make continued improvements to their practice. Our team of experienced coaches offers expertise in a variety of areas, such as leadership, instruction, content-area specialties, data, and technology.
Our coaches use Cognitive Coaching 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 Coaching that systematically changes educator practice and ultimately improves educator effectiveness.
We use the Adaptive Schools model to build collaborative capacities in schools. Collaborative capacities hold shared responsibilities for student learning. They value continuous learning and seek opportunities to learn and grow from one another. This model had been hailed as “life changing” and served as the “a-ha” moment for school leaders across the country.
OUR MOST REQUESTED COACHES
IEE Numeracy Coaches typically work with math teachers to explore best teaching practices, student engagement strategies, and cooperative learning ideas. A Numeracy Coach might model strategies or co-teach with the classroom teacher. Discussing and reflecting about formative assessment data can help math teachers make the best possible decisions for their students.
A Literacy Coach from IEE typically works with ELA or social studies teachers, but have also spent time in science and math classrooms when the opportunity arises. Literacy Coaches could model or co-teach. They might facilitate discussions about how to ensure students are engaged and learning.
Our coaches at IEE come from a diverse background, with varying experiences in the field of education. Many of our coaches are former principals or superintendents. IEE Leadership Coaches work closely with school leaders to help them navigate the ups and downs of principalship.
Culture and Climate Coach
Schools often focus on social-emotional learning alongside academic rigor. Culture and Climate Coaches can help implement systems that promote positive behavior. They might discuss appropriate reward systems and help make discipline decisions. They look to create a safe atmosphere where students feel safe to explore their thinking and are excited to learn.
IEE Data Coaches can help schools organize and prioritize data that is constantly pouring into schools. Data Coaches often break down NWEA data, standardized test results, pre- and post-test data, and look for trends. Teachers and school leaders sometimes feel overwhelmed by incoming data; our Data Coaches can help make sure data is driving decision making.
Focused Instructional Model Coach
A FIM Coach works on-site with teachers to ensure that the Focused Instructional Model is being implemented. FIM Coaches can model and will hold reflective conversations with teachers. They can help organize FIM data and make sure teachers are comfortable implementing the system.
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Join the IEE team as we explore current trends in education to deepen teacher understanding of the latest research and strategies that ultimately lead to increased student achievement.