Over the past two years, we’ve released a number of articles about various aspects of instructional coaching. This column offers links to some of those publications for those of you who are interested in our research or latest thinking about coaching.


Instructional Coaching

If you would like to learn more about the research behind Instructional Coaching, this article is a great place to start. Learn how instructional coaching leads to better, more frequent implementation of teaching strategies more often, and increased student engagement (an effect size of 1.03)

Evaluation of Video-Based Instructional Coaching for Middle School Teachers: Evidence from a Multiple Baseline Study


What is the Zero-Learning Zone?

This article talks about the different reasons we shy away from opportunities to learn, including our own perspectives about learning, our biases, and our fears. I also discuss how one can escape the zero learning zone.

Escape from the Zero-Learning Zone



Instructional Coaching to Facilitate Visible Learning

This article explains the central tenants of Visible Learning before detailing our research on instructional coaching and discussing how our research-based practices can help educators utilize this and other educational innovations.

Instructional Coaching for Implementing Visible Learning: A Model for Translating Research into Practice



Teacher Autonomy

Recognizing and honoring teacher autonomy is an essential and fundamental part of effective coaching. In this article, we explain why a directive approach to coaching is often detrimental to teacher success, and how honoring teacher autonomy leads to more motivated and committed educators.

Why Teacher Autonomy is Essential to Coaching Success



Student Engagement

Finally, “Students on the Margins” makes the case that both student engagement and student achievement should be a part of coaching. This paper summarizes research that shows that student engagement is the main factor related to keeping students in school.

Students on the Margins: Coaching for Engagement and Achievement




To see more Instructional Coaching research, please visit our research home.