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Ensuring every teacher gets the support to keep getting better
Going from Good to Great
Our peer coaching program trains and equips classroom teachers to provide their peers with high-quality, targeted instructional feedback to help each other keep getting better.
Why peer coaching?
Teacher coaching that focuses on deliberate practice has been shown to be 2x more effective than centralized training. Education systems are now rightly turning to teacher coaching to improve outcomes.
But today, budget constraints mean coach:teacher ratios often exceed 1:200, and the complexity of coaching means it’s rarely used at scale in low-resource settings.
Our peer coaching program changes the equation. Empowering teachers with the tools to coach each other, we are unlocking the power of peer coaching.
How it works
From good to great through peer coaching
Our program empowers teachers as coaches and gives them tools and techniques to improve learning in their classrooms.
School leaders get the support and tools they need to lead the program and create an environment where every teacher can go from good to great.
School leaders enroll their school
Our partners identify schools and invite principals to have their staff join the program. Our program is designed for the whole school, and every teacher participates.
Principals and their staff get initial training and ongoing support to run a peer coaching program in their school.
Teachers explore new techniques
We use workshops to introduce powerful techniques and get teachers to explore the science behind why they work.
Each practice session covers a set of techniques for tackling a different teaching challenge. Practicing them in workshops sets the stage for trying them in the classroom.
Teachers partner through peer coaching cycles
Teachers then work in pairs and give each other peer coaching. They observe each other, give feedback and practice together.
School leaders oversee the program. They facilitate peer feedback meetings and observe their teachers after every third cycle.
In some locations, our Fellows help schools run an accelerated program.
Observations & Feedback
Each coaching cycle starts with a 20-minute peer observation focusing on a single teaching area. Teachers observe each other using tools that provide clear criteria.
Teachers then take turns to give each other feedback and practice at a staff meeting led by the school leader. We provide tools that guide the process.
Our partnerships take coaching from local to national scale