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Jadelyn Abbott; Katherine Landau Wright; Hannah Carter – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify if and how K-6 teachers perceive that their literacy instructional coaches influence their writing teaching. Design/methodology/approach: The authors employed a parallel convergent mixed-methods design with survey data. The authors used thematic analysis to identify patterns within short-answer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Teacher Education, Coaching (Performance)
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Ji Hyun Oh; Jennifer A. Tygret; Sylvia L. Mendez – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2024
Purpose: This instrumental case study (Stake, 1995) explores the benefits experienced by mentor teachers who mentored resident teachers in a year-long residency program. Design/methodology/approach: The study was grounded by the Benefits of Being a Mentor conceptual framework, as defined by Ragins and Scandura (1999). The participating mentor…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Saclarides, Evthokia – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: Co-teaching is a prevalent and productive coaching activity that coaches can leverage when working with teachers to support teaching and learning. However, there is insufficient research detailing how coaches can and should implement this coaching activity with teachers. Hence, the purpose of this qualitative interview study is to better…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Team Teaching, Barriers, Elementary School Teachers
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Caneva, Christiane; Monnier, Emilie; Pulfrey, Caroline; El-Hamamsy, Laila; Avry, Sunny; Delher Zufferey, Jessica – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: In digital education curricular initiatives, some teachers are taking on key roles when appointed as instructional coaches (ICs) and become crucial in the sustainability of the initiative by coaching teachers. This study aimed to find out the difficulties ICs are facing when mentoring teachers in the development of the digital skills and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Grierson, Arlene; Susin, Catherine A. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: This two-year study illuminates the experiences of technology coaches (digital learning coaches [DL] and science technology engineering and mathematics/literacy coaches [STEM/L]) as they engaged in their own professional learning (PL) facilitated by a faculty researcher. Design/methodology/approach: Technology coaches from different…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), STEM Education, Electronic Learning
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Cronin, Sue – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to consider the practices and experiences of the new school-based mentors for Early Career Teachers (ECT's), emerging from the UK Government's new early career framework (ECF) policy (DfE, 2019a). The paper uses Lipsky's (2010) framing of professionals as "street level bureaucrats" to consider the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Mentors, Novices
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Daly, Caroline; Glegg, Polly; Stiasny, Beth; Hardman, Mark; Taylor, Becky; Pillinger, Claire; Gandolfi, Haira – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: The paper provides analysis of the use of instructional coaching (IC) as a prevalent trend supporting new teachers in the English system and aims to inform ongoing policy development and implementation. The qualitative study examines mentors' conceptualisations and enactment of the role of instructional coach and the readiness of mentors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Role
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James, Sarah Margaret; Hudson, Suzanne M.; Lasczik, Alexandra – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2022
Purpose: Being literate can change the lives of Australian students. Therefore, graduating effective teachers of literacy is an imperative for Australian schools. Professional experience provides an opportunity for preservice teachers to refine their skills for teaching literacy under the guidance of a mentor teacher. This study investigates from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mentors, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries
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Sablo Sutton, Soraya; Cuéllar, Carolina; González, María Paz; Espinosa, María Jesús – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the conditions and challenges that facilitate teacher professional learning through the implementation of pedagogical mentoring (PM) within the Chilean school context. Design/methodology/approach: This study employed a qualitative methods approach, utilizing an instrumental case study. As the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Mentors, Elementary School Teachers
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Saclarides, Evthokia Stephanie – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2022
Purpose: Modeling is a potentially productive activity in which coaches can engage teachers to support teaching and learning (Gibbons and Cobb, 2017). Yet, there is a lack of empirical research that describes how coaches can productively implement this activity with teachers. The overarching purpose of this study was to explore the challenges and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Coaching (Performance), Modeling (Psychology), Teaching Methods
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Craig, Stephanie Lynn; Smith, Sean J.; Frey, Bruce B. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper examines instructional coaching as a means to support teachers at all levels in primary and secondary schools in implementing new and innovative practices using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a design guide. Design/methodology/approach: This mixed-methods study compared the impact of an instructional…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Access to Education, Curriculum Implementation, Faculty Development
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Hollweck, Trista; Lofthouse, Rachel M. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2021
Purpose: The research examines how contextual coaching (Gorrell and Hoover, 2009; Valentine, 2019) can act as a lever to build collaborative professionalism (Hargreaves and O'Connor, 2018) and lead to school improvement. Design/methodology/approach: The multi-case study (Stake, 2013) draws on two bespoke examples of contextual coaching in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Coaching (Performance), Professionalism
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Furman, Melina; Luzuriaga, Mariana; Taylor, Inés; Podestá, María Eugenia – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2021
Purpose: The study aimed to understand the effect of instructional coaching on teachers' implementation of a science teaching improvement programme and whether it varies in schools of different socioeconomic statuses. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted an experimental study. A total of 59 seventh-grade classrooms from a…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Foreign Countries