The Art of Instructional Coaching


The Art of Instructional Coaching



Participants will delve deeply into transformational coaching through engaging in interactive activities, discussion, and reflective exercises to deepen their understanding and practice of coaching. There will also be the opportunity to reflect on your current processes to identify strengths and opportunities to build a collaborative coaching culture. By the end of the workshop, participants will have an increased understanding of coaching principles and strategies and feel more confident in their ability to support and develop educators. At the conclusion of the program, participants will have developed a plan for further developing their coaching skills and establishing a coaching network within their school or organization.




System requirements for ‘Collegial Engagement’ in schools has resulted in some compliance-driven methods of observing teaching and learning in action. Due to time constraints, coaching in schools can be high in intent and low in execution. We need to ask ourselves if the current methods of lesson observation are having an impact on improving instruction – and how? Or are we jumping hoops to fulfill an obligation without necessarily improving pedagogical strategies and impacting positively on learning?


Participants will engage in a one-day program to:

  • Understand the 3B’s of Instructional Coaching – Beliefs, Behaviours and Ways of Being.
  • Build trust and psychological safety within your coaching program.
  • Develop rigorous processes and templates to support a high-trust coaching program.
  • Use powerful questioning and active listening in coaching conversations.
  • Conduct low-inference observations and provide constructive feedback.
  • Support teachers in setting goals and reflecting on their practice.

Suggested Associated Programs and Assessments:

Take you Collegial Engagement Process to another level with Dynamic Teacher Rounds. Analyse data to define a problem of practice, create a collaborative, trusting culture in cohorts of teachers while observing each other’s practice. By removing an evaluative stance, you instead focus on reflection and a commitment to trying new strategies.  Facilitating deeper analysis of pedagogical strategies that work, Dynamic Teacher Rounds has become the signature professional learning practice for many of the schools that completed our program


1. Structured Reflection on Practice

Reflect on your stage of development on the coaching continuum.

2. Develop a Coaching Approach

Co-construct a coaching vision and consider next steps for driving a positive impact on instruction.

3. Build Confidence in Coaching Skills

Refine communication skills – listening, speaking and questioning.

Interactive program
Strategies + Structures
Templates + Tools


Per participant
(Group rates available)

Registrations close 14th November, 2023

“The program has empowered me to take on leadership roles in my school and beyond, such as mentoring new teachers, leading professional development sessions, and advocating for inclusive practices. I’ve not only improved my teaching, but also my confidence, motivation, and passion for my work..”

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