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W8: Coaching in Real Life: How to Use Practice-Based Coaching to Support Teacher Implementation of Pyramid Practices

Content Level:
Age Group:
2 to 5 years

Reality: it’s not just for television! Every day in the real world coaches are supporting early childhood classrooms, where the stakes are high and the drama can be intense. What’s a coach to do? This session will introduce a cyclical coaching model known as Practice-Based Coaching which provides a structure and a plan for coaching. Research has shown using Practice-Based Coaching increases preschool teachers’ implementation of Pyramid Model practices. Presenters will describe each component of Practice-Based Coaching, sharing practical strategies and tools participants can use when they return back to real life! Time will be given for participants to reflect on their own experiences with coaching and discuss how the model could work in their own settings.