One unifying trait among instructional coaches is that they never stop learning and are always striving to figure out ways to help others. Educators who end up in coaching roles tend to be those who demonstrate a strong desire to always improve and to share their knowledge with others. Furthermore, they are people who earn the trust of others and always put students first. Are you measuring up to the job? What proof do you have? One way to answer these questions is to ask your teachers. Regularly. And get in the habit of asking yourself.
According to ASCD, there are seven qualities an instructional coach should have. These include the ability to build relationships, remain student-focused, make data-informed decisions, questions without judgment, maintain knowledge of high-impact instructional practices, take risks, and stay current on best practices (ASCD, 2018, Seven Qualities of an Instructional Coach). I have added one more: the ability to impact teacher growth. These eight categories reflect the themes we should all be looking for in our performances as coaches.
This product includes:
- a survey for the fall, winter, and spring
- a two-sided survey to give teachers asking them to provide their names
- a two-sided survey to give teachers that are completely anonymous
- a self-survey that measures the same components as the teachers
- a self-reflection form used to synthesize all the data received from the teacher surveys and self-surveys
The forms for you (the coach) have blue accents so they are not easily mixed up with the teacher forms (which have black insects … more efficient for printing larger quantities). They are all also available in Google Forms versions.
Do you need this resource for more than one instructional coach?
Sharing and collaborating can make coaching so much easier! In order to make this easy and legal for you to share with your team, you may buy additional licenses at a discount. How? Go to your My Purchases page on TpT and find the resource. Then, click Buy Additional Licenses. This is the best way to buy for your team or grade level without violating copyright. Thank you for respecting my work!
Interested in purchasing more than one? I accept PO’s!
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