The Coach’s Playlist is a two-minute read packed with information based on an essential part of coaching.
This week’s topic: An Instructional Playbook
The Idea: Instructional coaches need to have a deep understanding of the strategies they share with teachers. An instructional playbook helps coaches deepen their knowledge, then communicate that depth of knowledge effectively.
Contents of a Playbook: An instructional playbook contains the following parts:
- a short list of the highest-impact teaching strategies (H.I.T.S)
- one-page summaries for each of the strategies
- checklists that explain specific examples of those strategies
Quotation: “Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.” Edward Tuft
Book: Jim Knight, Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, Sharon Tomas, The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice.
Resource: Success Factor # 2: The Instructional Playbook, a blog post by Sharon Thomas
Free Webinar: The Instructional Playbook (60 minutes)
- Can you easily list off the strategies you share with teachers?
- Do you understand those strategies deeply?
- Can you explain them clearly and comprehensively?
Professional Development: Better Conversations workshop