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Criteria for Observation, Data Collection, and Feedback

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Instructional Leadership

Type

Online Learning

Observation and Data Collection

Instructional coaching always involves the collection of data coupled with focused, descriptive, non-evaluative feedback. These data are specific to the teacher’s goals for the coaching cycle and incorporates the coach’s observations and analytic feedback about instructional practice and student learning and engagement.  The aim is to use data as a mirror or lens through which the teacher can see his or her practice more clearly. The goal is not to evaluate or judge a teacher’s overall level of competence, but rather to focus attention on critical aspects of achievement, engagement, and instruction in alignment with each teacher’s goals.  From Coaching Cycles in EL Schools. 

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Instructional Leadership

Type

Online Learning

Observation and Data Collection

Instructional coaching always involves the collection of data coupled with focused, descriptive, non-evaluative feedback. These data are specific to the teacher’s goals for the coaching cycle and incorporates the coach’s observations and analytic feedback about instructional practice and student learning and engagement.  The aim is to use data as a mirror or lens through which the teacher can see his or her practice more clearly. The goal is not to evaluate or judge a teacher’s overall level of competence, but rather to focus attention on critical aspects of achievement, engagement, and instruction in alignment with each teacher’s goals.  From Coaching Cycles in EL Schools. 

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