Tue 31 Jul | Education Next

Taking teacher coaching to scale

In this column, Brown Associate Professor of Education Matthew Kraft and a colleague describe research they've conducted that found more value in teacher coaching than in traditional professional development. However, they say, larger coaching programs are less effective than smaller ones, raising questions about whether coaching can be brought to scale in a way that preserves its impact.

Tue 31 Jul | Education Week

Instructional coaching works, says a new analysis. But there's a catch

The article discusses an analysis by Matthew Kraft,  associate professor of education at Brown, that shows teacher effectiveness and student achievement increase when teachers receive instructional coaching. Because larger coaching programs are less effective than smaller, more resource-intensive ones, Kraft comments on how to bring these professional development programs to scale.