Simply Instructional Coaching

Questions Asked and Answered from the Field

Written By Nicole S. Turner

Join us for the Simply Instructional Coaching Summer Book Study (4).png
Untitled design (10).png

Praise for Simply Instructional Coaching

Nicole Turner has written a vitally important book for instructional coaches. Initially, when I first started reading Simply Instructional Coaching: Questions Asked and Answered from the Field, I read it from the vantage point of a new instructional coach. Within the first chapter however, it hit me that I needed to read it from the vantage point of a principal. As a principal consultant, I meet a plethora of school leaders who either misuse their instructional coaches or simply don’t know how to optimally utilize their services and expertise. I concluded quickly that not only is Simply Instructional Coaching: Questions Asked and Answered from the Field a great book for instructional coaches, but it is also a great book for building and district-level leadership – written by a seasoned and successful instructional coach and now a consultant.
— Principal Kafele

At the core, an instructional coach and teacher leader is someone whose role is to work with teachers and school leaders to improve the educational outcomes of their students.

Simply Instructional Coaching is a based on the experiences of Nicole S. Turner who has served as Lead Teacher, Differentiated Accountability Coach, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students and a School Improvement and Turnaround Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education.  Nicole has hosted internationally reached webinars, trained coaches in districts and one-on-one. In all of these roles she has been asked hundreds of questions from coaches who are looking to make an impact with teachers. She has gathered the top questions asked and given explicit answers and even some ‘How to” steps.

This book is “Instructional Coaching Made Simple”


Digging into the book you will…

  • Discover "How to" create a system and structure for your day to day coaching.

  • Uncover new ways to observe classrooms that convert into effective coaching sessions.

  • Get clear on what exactly is the important stuff to coach and how you coach teachers.

  • Follow a purposeful planning system that will help you conquer the sense of sporadic coaching and be intentional in everything that you do.

  • Let go of the sabotaging thought that you don't have what it takes to be a coach.

  • Create a toolbox full of coaching strategies to deal with the most uncoachable teacher. 

  • Completely transform your #teachercoach life!


This book is for New and Seasoned Instructional Coaches who is ready to dig in and do the work…

Part I: The Hype Around Instructional Coaching

Part II: Transitioning to the Instructional Coaching Role

Part III: Supporting Your Teachers

Part IV: Utilizing Coaching Cycles

Part V: PLCs, Team Planning and Professional Development

Part VI: Building Relationships and Trust with Teachers

If you are a new instructional coach looking for some direction, you are in the right place! Nicole offers concrete and practical advice for new coaches hoping to set themselves up for success. She clearly outlines the many varied roles that coaches might take on and offers clear coaching strategies to immediately put into practice. This content combined with her focus on relationship-building and getting and staying organized makes this book an indispensable resource for coaches.
— Dr. Stephanie Affinito