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Practice-Based Coaching

Information and resources for sustaining meaningful outcomes

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What is Practice-Based Coaching?

Practice-based coaching is an iterative process that involves focused observations, reflection and feedback, and shared goals and action planning. This approach at the local level can greatly support efforts to implement the early childhood Pyramid Model, resulting in higher efficacy among teachers and increased positive outcomes for students.

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning has published this Practice-Based Coaching Overview. 

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations has published this Program Leadership Team Guide to Implementing Practice-Based Coaching within the Pyramid Model.

Other Coaching Resources

Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT)

Information and resources for using the tool in the context of practice-based coaching

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What is the TPOT?

The Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) is designed to measure implementation of practices related to the early childhood Pyramid Model. The use of practice-based coaching can ensure collection of valid TPOT data and involve teachers in the decision-making process based on what the data shows.

TPOT/Coaching Resources

The NC Early Learning Network has published several valuable resources for using the TPOT in the context of practice-based coaching. These are some of our favorites:

Clarifying Questions
Coaching Resource List
Teacher Skills and Strategies Checklist
Teacher-Coach Agreement
TPOT Debrief Form
TPOT Excel Sheet

Resources Developed by Staff

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Book Studies

Children's Lit Kits

You Will Be My Friend! Lit Kit assembled by Jess George
Bear Feels Scared Lit Kit assembled by Sara Smouse