N.Y. district films teachers for instructional coaching

04/8/2014 | Daily News (Batavia, N.Y.), The

A New York school district has developed an Instructional Coaching Institute in which teachers are filmed during class and they later view the film on a secure site, where the teacher and the instructional coach can take notes individually before discussing the performance. The coaching practice, now being offered to other districts, includes improvements in pacing and student engagement. "We've got to be focused and intentional to help teachers improve their skills and we need to do it in a safe environment, a confidential environment, a non-evaluative environment," said Jim Thompson, an instructional coach who has implemented the program with Byron-Bergen Central School District's superintendent, Casey Kosiorek.

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