March 4, 2014
Coaching for Peak Performance
CCSA Conference

As multiple perspectives on coaching emerge in the literature, essential components of coaching that are evident include: helping teachers improve their understanding, providing ongoing support to teachers in implementing their new understanding, and providing feedback and follow-up in a nonthreatening way that is not evaluative. Balancing those essential components with the qualifications and credibility of the coach builds on the effectiveness of the coach and the link between coaching and student achievement.

Knight, 2007

Coaching for Peak Performance

Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers

of team member performance. This is true whether

leaders are supporting educators toward success in

new and challenging situations, or helping to improve

or enhance work performance. This session provides

a framework and strategies to promote coaching for

peak performance.
Donna Albaugh

Heather Stewart

Location: Victoria C





Learning Targets In this part of the session, I can:
15 minutes

Welcome and Introductions

  • Access resources
35 minutes

Effective Coaching Tips

  • Reflect on my own comfort level with coaching teachers
  • Discuss best practices regarding reflective coaching
35 minutes

Questioning Skills

  • Reflect on best practices for designing quality coaching questions
  • Generate questions for teachers in scenarios
5 minutes

Wrap-Up and Reflection

  • Complete reflection