In the Texas School Ready project, personalized coaching is delivered on a biweekly basis either face-to-face or via video upload and phone call. TSR coaches are trained to use positive mentoring strategies aligned with the CIRCLE Classroom Observation Tool to set teacher goals and track progress. Through multiple studies, TSR has found that one-to-one coaching combined with facilitated professional development and child progress monitoring results in higher quality teaching and better child outcomes.
Check out the resources below to help inform your coaching efforts.
This framework captures quality coaching behaviors across five core competencies: adjusting coaching intensity, focusing on content, providing actionable feedback, using reflective guidance, and maintaining a supportive presence.
The COT is an observation-based tool that measures teaching quality across thirteen areas. Programs eligible for TSR Online have access to the digital version of the COT, which includes a goal-setting system that can be used to develop improvement plans and track progress over time. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COT HERE.
The CEC focuses on the presence and quality level of instructional planning tools (e.g. lesson plans, progress monitoring tools), meaningful literacy and print centers and materials (e.g. letter wall, availability of books), and the overall design and management of the classroom and individual centers.