January 18, 2019
Seminar: Developing Instructional Coaching Skills
Host: Eleni Zotos
On January 18th, Scott Murphy from the Knowles Teacher Initiative spoke about instructional coaching. Scott described instructional coaching as a method of professional development that involves collaboration among colleagues to aid in improving pedagogical related issues in classroom settings. Instructional coaching is widely used in primary and secondary schools, but less so in tertiary institutions.
Following Scott’s introduction to coaching, the group engaged in a conversation about how instructional coaching might be used in a university setting. The conversation included anticipated challenges, methods to overcome challenges, and personal successes with coaching.