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Using Data to Inform Coaching Cycles, Ep. 122 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

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Instructional coaches need to support all teachers, not only new and struggling ones. Growing teachers is what coaches do and the coaching cycle is how we do it. 

This month on The Coaching Podcast, we’re talking about how to make a coaching cycle more effective and different ways to approach it. When you apply the ideas in the shows to your coaching cycles, you’ll see changes in teachers and instruction.

In this episode, we’re talking about using data to inform coaching cycles. Data can be used before, during, and after a coaching cycle. It can be used to identify areas or classrooms of need before you start. You can look at student work data after a lesson you modeled, co-taught, or observed to see what worked and what needs to be tweaked. Instructional coachess can also use pre- and post- forms or surveys to help determine the effectiveness of our coaching cycle.

This episode is all about how to use data to inform your coaching cycle from beginning to end. You’ll learn ways to collect data, what data to use, and how to use it during different parts of your coaching cycle. 

Topics and Questions Discussed in Episode 122 – Using Data to Inform Coaching Cycles

  • How to use data during a coaching cycle to inform your work
  • Why all teachers need support and how only working with new or struggling teachers undermines our role
  • Different kinds of data and how to use it
  • The importance of looking at data from multiple sources
  • Tips for collecting data
  • What to do if you’re asked to intervene in a classroom that is not performing well
  • Focusing on what teachers want support with
  • Using complaints as opportunities to work through challenges
  • Methods for collecting student assessment data
  • Informing teachers about what you’re looking for during cycles and how it will be recorded
  • Using pre- and post-assessment data during cycles

Whether you’re a new coach or a veteran, tune in and learn how you can use data to inform your coaching cycles.

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