Instructional coaching continues to be recognized by researchers and practitioners in education as a highly effective form of on-the-job, relevant support available to teachers. Coaching is an impact multiplier – it supports numerous teachers who, in turn, can deliver improved instruction to hundreds of students. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools and districts are struggling to provide coaching in virtual settings and on distance learning topics that are so critical for success in the coming school year. BetterLesson has identified the Ingredients for Success for virtual coaching. Read this guide to discover the key characteristics of effective virtual coaches as well as tips for recruiting, onboarding, and ongoing training and support.