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Coaching Program

Ensuring every teacher gets the support to keep getting better.

Going from Good to Great

Our peer-coaching program trains and equips ‘normal’ classroom teachers to provide their peers with high-quality, targeted instructional feedback to help each other to keep getting better.

  • Efficient
  • Rewarding
  • Transformative

Why peer coaching?

Teacher coaching that focuses on deliberate practice has been shown to be 2x more effective than centralised 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 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 support and the 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. The program is a whole school, and every teacher participates.

Principals and their staff get initial training, ongoing support to run a peer coaching program in their school.

Workshops & Practice Sessions

We use workshops to introduce powerful techniques and get teachers to explore the learning science for why they work.

Each practice session covers a set of techniques or 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 practice together.

School leaders oversee the program. They lead 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 peer observation lasting 20 minutes. These always focus on a single teaching area. Teachers observe each other using tools which provide clear criteria.

Teachers then take turns to give each other feedback and practice. We provide tools that guide the process. This happens in a staff meeting lead by the school leader.

Our partnerships take coaching from local to national scale