Literacy Matters & Math Matters

Content-Based Coaching

Teaching Matters’ content specific, expert coaches partner with leaders and teachers across grades to improve teacher practice and provide all students equitable access to great teaching.

CHALLENGE: Managing diverse learning needs

Next generation standards are rigorous. When students have diverse learning needs, educators need deep, content-specific knowledge, instructional strategies to master complicated teaching standards, and ample opportunities for feedback and instruction. Meanwhile, school leadership is accountable for high-quality teachers across all grades and subjects throughout the entire school.  

Solution: Content knowledge and instructional strategies

Teaching Matters’ content-based coaching services improve instructional capacity across the building in high-needs schools. Our subject-specific experts partner directly with teachers, teacher leaders and school leaders to  develop deeper content knowledge and master instructional strategies that lead to better student outcomes.

Teachers

Teachers

Develop greater effectiveness and master standards in their content area

Teacher Leaders

Teacher Leaders

Lead peers in collective instructional improvement

School Leaders

School Leaders

Create systems and improved culture for professional learning and monitor school-wide student progress

Partnering for Success

Responsive to your school's needs.

Collaborative Approach

Collaborative Approach

We work side-by-side with teachers and leaders to provide all students access to great instruction.

On-site Coaching

On-site Coaching

Our coaches work intensively with teachers, teacher leaders and school leaders to plan, execute and act on better instructional practices.

Leadership Support

Leadership Support

We build the capacity of leaders to drive school-wide professional learning and instructional improvement.

“Our teachers are more confident in what they know, and how to teach it – and our students are gaining”


Principal Frank Hernandez, PS 49

2019-03-22T20:05:03+00:00

Principal Frank Hernandez, PS 49

“My goal is to do whatever it takes to close the achievement gap for my struggling students.”

Teaching Matters works side-by-side with me and my teachers to make this happen. They help me set the standard for instructional success in my school.

Patrick Burns, Principal, J.H.S. 217

2019-03-22T20:07:13+00:00

Patrick Burns, Principal, J.H.S. 217

Teaching Matters works side-by-side with me and my teachers to make this happen. They help me set the standard for instructional success in my school.

“Teaching Matters has supported our vision and instructional goals”

Teaching Matters has supported our vision and instructional goals with its content-based coaching and provided us with outstanding teacher support.

Ailene Altman Mitchell
Principal of M.S. 88

2019-02-14T16:11:20+00:00

Ailene Altman Mitchell
Principal of M.S. 88

Teaching Matters has supported our vision and instructional goals with its content-based coaching and provided us with outstanding teacher support.

Feedback

94%

Of Educators had a positive experience with Teaching Matters

93%

Of teachers reported improvement in data practices

100%

Of principals report improvements in teaching practice.

Teaching Matters schools  received significantly higher scores on the Quality Review than the city as a whole from 2017-18  

Effective Professional Learning

Our approach is grounded in research that displays a positive link between professional learning, pedagogical practices and outcomes for students.  

The Learning Policy Institute articulates seven features of effective professional development:  

  1. Content focused
  2. Incorporates active learning and utilizes adult learning theory
  3. Supports collaboration, typically in job-embedded contexts
  4. Uses models and modeling of effective practice
  5. Provides coaching and expert support
  6. Offers opportunities for feedback and reflection
  7. Sustained duration

Coaching Cycles

We engage teachers in focused coaching cycles. Our expert coaches partner with teachers to set goals grounded in evidence, identify high-leverage instructional practices to meet the goals, analyze models of these practices, and offer continuous feedback and support until the goals are met (The Impact Cycle, Jim Knight).

Are you interested in reaching your diverse learners?  Fill out the contact box below, and a Teaching Matters team member will be in touch





For More Information:
212 870-3579
inquiry@teachingmatters.org
www.teachingmatters.org