The Leverage Leadership Coaching model consists of several key components:
Data-driven instruction: Using data to inform instructional practices and drive continuous improvement. This involves analyzing student performance data, setting rigorous goals, and implementing strategies to help students achieve these goals.
Observation and feedback: Regularly observing teachers in their classrooms and providing specific, actionable feedback to help them improve their instructional practices. This feedback should be focused on the most critical areas for improvement and be delivered on time.
Instructional planning: Helping teachers create effective lesson plans by setting clear objectives, selecting appropriate strategies and resources, and designing assessments to measure student progress.
Professional development: Providing targeted and ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers and school leaders to help them grow and develop their skills.
Culture of high expectations: Establishing a school culture that fosters high expectations for all students and supports them in achieving these expectations. This includes setting high academic and behavioral standards and creating an environment where students feel motivated and empowered to succeed.
Strategic staffing: Hiring, developing, and retaining high-quality teachers and school leaders committed to the school’s mission and vision.
The Leverage Leadership Coaching model is designed to help school leaders develop the skills and strategies necessary to create a high-performing school. By focusing on these key components, the model aims to improve the overall quality of instruction, drive student achievement, and close the achievement gap in urban schools.