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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
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.
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:
Resources Developed by Staff
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The Pyramid Model at Home with Amy Carlson
You Can't Make Me Book Review with Sara Smouse
Stop, Think, Act... Book Review with Jess George
Positive Mindset Habits Book Review with Amy Carlson
Using Tucker Turtle at Home with Sara Smouse
Behavior Connections Between Adults and Children with Amy Carlson
Emotional Regulation with Jess George
Self-Regulation with Jess George
Expectations and Rules at Home with Jess George
Acknowledging Children When They Meet Expectations with Jess George
Tips for Teaching Emotions with Sara Smouse
Stop, Think, Act: Integrating Self-Regulation in the Early Childhood Classroom Book Study by Jess George
You Can't Make Me Book Study by Sara Smouse
Children's Lit Kits
You Will Be My Friend! Lit Kit assembled by Jess George
Bear Feels Scared Lit Kit assembled by Sara Smouse
Waiting Is Not Easy! Lit Kit assembled by Amy Carlson
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear Lit Kit assembled by Jess George