Peer Coaching - Learn From Your Colleagues!

Help peers with self-reflection and growth in their teaching practice.

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The desired goal in peer coaching is to develop a non-evaluative process so colleagues can work together to reflect on current teaching practices, build new skills, share ideas, establish trust, and learn from one another. It is all about observation, active listening, and self-reflection. This model has been extremely successful at our school. See the attached pdf for the process we have used.

Amy, Melissa, Molly, and Patti - on behalf of Sonoma Country Day School :)  

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Peer coaching is powerful if teachers are taught to give constructive feedback (lots of constructive protocols). The culture needs to be one of collaboration and not deficit thinking (i.e., my lesson needs improvement, therefore it was inadequate). The desire to improve can also be spotted in the hiring process. Instead of asking about the best or worst lesson, ask about the lesson that was improved the most.

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