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.
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.
Develop greater effectiveness and master standards in their content area
Lead peers in collective instructional improvement
Create systems and improved culture for professional learning and monitor school-wide student progress
We work side-by-side with teachers and leaders to provide all students access to great instruction.
Our coaches work intensively with teachers, teacher leaders and school leaders to plan, execute and act on better instructional practices.
We build the capacity of leaders to drive school-wide professional learning and instructional improvement.
Principal Frank Hernandez, PS 49
Patrick Burns, Principal, J.H.S. 217
Ailene Altman Mitchell
Principal of M.S. 88
Of Educators had a positive experience with Teaching Matters
Of teachers reported improvement in data practices
Of principals report improvements in teaching practice.
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:
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).
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