Responsive Coaching: Evidence-informed instructional coaching that works for every teacher in your school

Responsive Coaching: Evidence-informed instructional coaching that works for every teacher in your school

By Josh Goodrich

Published 22 Mar 2024

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Great teachers can make a huge difference to students' lives, but helping them to improve throughout their careers is vital. How can we best do this?

Multiple studies suggest that instructional coaching - a school-centred approach to developing teachers - is one of the best options we have. However, to make the most of instructional coaching, we must be clear about what it means.

In Responsive Coaching, Josh Goodrich examines contrasting models, combining research and practical experience to build an approach that adapts to meet the needs of individual teachers. This enables coaches to flex their style depending on where a teacher is on their journey towards expertise.

Josh distils his approach into five areas, unpacking essential research and providing concrete examples of great coaching in action to provide a toolkit of practical responsive coaching strategies that support teachers to make continuous improvements.

Combining robust research evidence from a wide range of fields with the practical wisdom of experienced teachers, leaders and coaches, the book is a toolkit for building an instructional coaching approach that works, for every teacher.
Josh Goodrich is the co-founder and CEO of Steplab, an organisation built by teachers and school leaders that supports schools to run high-quality professional development, powered by Instructional Coaching. A former English teacher, Josh has worked as a senior leader in a number of London schools, as well as leading T&L across a Multi-Academy Trust.

As part of his work building Steplab, Josh has read hundreds of research studies and worked with experts around the world, trying to better understand what school leaders and coaches can do to supercharge teacher development. He regularly works with leaders to develop their coaching programmes and, through Steplab, supports thousands of schools to develop coaching approaches that make a real difference to teaching quality.

Josh has spent over a decade leading professional development and has had the privilege of coaching hundreds of teachers during that time.
  • Author Josh Goodrich
  • ISBN 9781036003210
  • No. of Pages 272
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 22 Mar 2024