In schools, every day is “game day.”
Every day, teachers need the best resources and the best forms of support because students deserve the best we can offer them. The playbook aims to serve as that kind of support: the best strategies with the best research base that best target teachers’ goals for students. Providing resources for teachers to help implement new teaching strategies is an essential part of an instructional coach’s work, and an Instructional Playbook can be one of the most effective tools to ensure that teachers reach the goals they set with their coach. This succinct document can be tailored to specific needs and goals and provides a reference to keep both teachers and coaches on track. The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice illustrates the value of Instructional Playbooks and guides readers through the three elements that comprise them:
- The Strategy List, a condensed list of high-impact teaching strategies
- "One-Pagers," or one-page descriptions for each of the teaching strategies
- Checklists to help facilitate the teaching practices contained in the playbook
The Instructional Playbook was written by the consultant team at the Instructional Coaching Group, professional development providers whose mission is to provide better learning and better lives for all students.