Effective coach-teacher collaboration is at the heart of any successful coaching program. It does not happen overnight, and neither is it simply met by hiring the most experienced and skilled coach. It is a process that requires time, thoughtful planning, collaboration, practice, support, and perseverance from coaches, teachers, and school/district administrators. It needs to be rooted in the four key principles of effective teacher professional development: partnership, active learning, personalization, and sustained support. Here you can learn how both coaches and school/district administrators can bring these principles to life in their coaching programs.