Thinking Aloud When Coaching in the Classroom

Written by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris Excerpted from Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2017) ​ Thinking aloud is a coaching move that increases the metacognition and reflection that occurs throughout a lesson. It most commonly occurs when a coach is co-teaching in a classroom. It sounds something like, ‘We just gave the kids a really tough question … Read more

Reflections of a First Year Math Coach by Michelle Engle

When Michelle’s position changed from math interventionist to coach, her first reaction was, “Yes!” She had wanted to coach for some time and craved the opportunity to work with a variety of grade levels. And with the adoption of the Common Core, she felt confident that she would be able to help move students towards … Read more