District 205

Instructional

Coaching

The instructional coaching program at Galesburg District 205 supports teachers in improving student achievement. This program offers teachers an opportunity to work with a partner to develop a range of strategies from unit development to teaching strategies and class management to assessment. Coaches can also help teachers integrate technology, analyze data and reflect upon the teacher’s own teaching and learning. In order to maximize teacher effectiveness, our program is confidential, non-evaluative and personalized based on teacher needs.

If interested in partnering with a coach, click on the button below and fill out the enrollment form.

What a coach is and is not

Coaching is not…

  • A sign of weakness
  • Evaluative
  • Judgemental
  • Substitute Teaching
  • Doing for a teacher
  • Long term co-teaching
  • Prescriptive (a.k.a.-tell me how/what to do)
  • Photocopier/Clerical Support
  • “Fixing” students/people
  • All-knowing expert
  • Only focusing on “my” solution
  • Punitive


Coaching is…

  • Collaborative
  • Transformative
  • Focused on student learning and achievement
  • Voluntary
  • Confidential
  • Empowering
  • Cyclical-Process of Continuous Improvement
  • Positive and Supportive
  • For EVERYONE
  • Enlightening
  • Goal Oriented and Purposeful
  • Research-Based
  • Student-focused
  • Validating
  • Data Driven
  • Reflective
  • Flexible
  • Autonomous
  • Action Research