Why Principals Must Support Coaches

One of the most important factors shaping a coach’s effectiveness is the support or lack of support provided by the coach’s principals. When principals support coaches, the coaches usually have a very significant impact on teaching and learning. When principals don’t...

Trust—An Essential Part of Coaching

Our research has found that the most important variable in coaching is trust.  When teachers trust their coach and their school system, they usually embrace the help that coaches provide.  However, if they don’t trust the coach or system, they likely will not want to...

Understanding Teacher Resistance

One question I am frequently asked is what should I do about resistant teachers?  The answer, as most answers usually are, is more complex that one might think. In this video, I discuss that resistance involves a relationship, and to decrease resistance we need to...