A successful coaching program is impossible without strong support from school administrators. According to data from the Dynamic Learning Project pilot (DLP)1, when school administrators remain involved in the coaching program throughout the year, teachers feel less stressed about their challenges, feel better about their coaches’ coaching skills, and show more improvement in their teaching practices.
School administrators play a critical role in the success of coaching programs in their building mainly by supporting coach-teacher collaboration. Learn how school administrators can nurture coach-teacher collaboration in different ways.
School administrators can also support the success of coaching programs by closely collaborating with their coach. Coaches need frequent, dedicated time with their school administrator to seek constructive feedback. These meetings also help coaches keep their practice aligned with school and district goals. Moreover, one of the primary roles of school administrators is to guide and model professional development for their staff. Regular coach-administrator meetings help administrators gain valuable insights on how to effectively play this role.