Professional development is changing. There are numerous new models: blended learning, personalized learning, culturally responsive teaching, and more. There is new technology: learning management systems, apps, websites, and more.

As we ask teachers to adopt these new models and tools it is essential that we provide ongoing and continuous support through instructional coaching. For teachers who are working with an instructional coach, here are four tips to ensure that your experience has a positive impact on you and your students.

1. Work with a master teacher
Coaching works best when the coach and teacher view their relationship as a thought partnership and see...

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  • About the Author:

    Julie Mason is an instructional coach at BetterLesson and supports K-12 teachers across the country to set goals, try new things in their classrooms, and meaningfully reflect on the impact. Prior to coaching, she taught middle and high school English. Mason is passionate about elevating educator voice and shares her strategies and ideas on the BetterLesson blog and through her podcast and website, Classroom Crusaders.