Instructional Modules for Professional learning Responding to Opportunities and Valuing Educators (IMPROVE)



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This module was created to assist instructional coaches, curriculum facilitators, peer coaches, assistant principals, or anyone in a leadership position to help teachers grow professionally. You, the instructional coach or leader, have expertise in content, andragogy, pedagogy, and communication. However, as instructional leaders, we have all come up against the teacher unwilling to participate in the coaching process. According to Lancaster (2016), the challenges that instructional coaches encounter are "teacher resistance to coaching support, scheduling conflicts, ill-defined roles and responsibilities, lack of administrative support, and teacher reluctance to change" (p. 23). No matter the reason, through this module you will explore relationship building resources that will assist you in breaking through those barriers and improving not only your professional capacity as a coach but that of your coaches.

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Gardner-Webb University


Boiling Springs, NC


open educational resources, instructional leader, instructional coach, building relationships, trust, empathy, body language, listening, common ground, dialogue


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Coaching the Resistant Teacher