SEFEL Resources: Coaching/TPOT

SEFEL Coaches' Regional Meetings PowerPoint presentation: This Power Point highlights the information shared at the SEFEL Regional Coaching Meetings. The Questions and Answers section of the Power Point  was based on questions from participants and answers from an experienced coaches panel during the December 2016 Practice Based Coaching Training. Please note the presentation is quite large and may take some time to download. To play with sound and animation, make sure your speakers are on, then click "Slideshow," "Play from beginning."

Clarifying Questions

Teacher-Coach Agreement: Overview of responsibilities that the teacher and coach commit to as part of the coaching relationship.

SEFEL Coaching Resource List: List of resource books that discuss information and understandings about the role of the coach and teacher for use in supplementing coaches’ skills.

Coaching Log: Provides a format for documenting the coaching sessions and provides a roadmap for discussion during the coaching meeting to identify what worked well, what the teacher needs in order to fully implement the practice, and what the teacher’s priorities are.  Helps determine the focus of the next observation and who will do what.

Online Coaching System Tutorial - The Online Coaching System is designed for SEFEL coaches to create and maintain a coaching portfolio for the teachers they are coaching. The written instructions can be found here.

Coaching Standard: Recommended standard for coaching comprising three levels of intensity depending upon the needs of the teacher being coached.

Practice-Based Coaching - Suggested Timeline: This form is to be used as a reference guide for coaches to develop and maintain a schedule of coaching sessions that will occur consistently throughout the year.

Teacher Skills and Strategies Checklist / TPOT / Implementation Plan: Checklist which includes the best practices of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT). May be used by a teacher for a self-assessment and by the observer after the TPOT observation to compare the observation notes with the teacher self-assessment.

TPOT Crosswalk with CLASS Dimensions – Aligns items on  the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) with dimensions and indicators on the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).

Preschool Universal Practices: These key practices lay the foundation for Tier I of the SEFEL Pyramid and should be implemented in all preschool classrooms.

Coaches TPOT Debrief Form: Form used to determine direction of future coaching sessions by guiding discussion with the teacher around the TPOT observation.

TPOT Excel Sheet: Allows the teacher and coach to visually document progress from the Pre-TPOT through the Post-TPOT

Information on ordering the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) can be found through Brookes Publishing at this link.


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