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Gradual Release with Coaching Cycles, Ep. 125 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

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Has this ever happened to you?

You model in a classroom as part of a coaching cycle, and you feel like things are going really, really well. The teacher responds positively and talks about how they can use the learning in their classroom. So, you think, Great, this is happening! Then you visit a few days later, and nothing has changed at all.

Many coaches have told me that they struggle with teachers who get stuck and don’t implement new learning from coaching cycles. The teachers do the work during the cycle and then when the coach leaves, everything stops. In this episode of The Coaching Podcast, we’re talking about how instructional coaches can help teachers transition that learning into their teaching by using gradual release with coaching cycles.

The gradual release model is often used to teach students new things. This strategy gradually releases the responsibility from the teacher to the student. It can also work if we’re working with teachers on a new concept that they’re unfamiliar with, such as rolling out a new literacy program. This model also works with teachers who are struggling significantly in the classroom or who have difficulty implementing things on their own.

When we use gradual release during coaching cycles, we help teachers learn something new while giving them the support they need to be successful. The gradual release model helps bridge the gap with teachers so they can start taking ownership of their learning and integrate it into their practice.

In episode 125, you’ll learn about the gradual release model and how to use it during coaching cycles.

Topics and Questions Discussed in Episode 125 – Gradual Release with Coaching Cycles

  • When to use gradual release with teachers
  • A brief introduction to the parts of a coaching cycle
  • What is the gradual release model and how to use it during coaching cycles
  • Why you need a content and pedagogy goal
  • Assigning roles to teachers so they know what is expected of them during gradual release coaching cycles
  • Possible roles for teachers when co-teaching a lesson
  • The 3-column chart I use when co-teaching lessons
  • Gradual release co-teaching example
  • Focusing on both the student and teacher learning during coaching cycles
  • Why you don’t want to stay in the coach-driven part of this process for too long
  • How long should it take to get through a gradual release coaching cycle
  • Using video as part of the coaching cycle

If you’re struggling with getting teachers to implement new learning from coaching cycles, this is the episode for you! Tune in now to learn more about using gradual release with coaching cycles.

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