The Instructional Playbook

The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice

By Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, Sharon Thomas

Providing resources for teachers to help implement new teaching strategies is an essential part of an instructional coach’s work, and an instructional playbook can be one of the most effective tools to ensure that teachers reach the goals they set with their coach. This succinct document can be tailored to specific needs and goals, and provides a reference to keep both teachers and coaches on track.

The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice illustrates the value of instructional playbooks and guides readers through the three elements that comprise them:

  • The Strategy List, a condensed list of high-impact teaching strategies
  • “One-Pagers,” or one-page descriptions for each of the teaching strategies
  • Checklists to help facilitate the teaching practices contained in the playbook