Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Woulfin on a recent publication in Educational Researcher titled “Coaching for Coherence: How Instructional Coaches Lead Change in the Evaluation Era“. The abstract describes:
Instructional coaching has emerged as a prevalent and much-lauded instrument for capacity building. This essay argues that coaching can be aligned with teacher evaluation systems to work toward the effective implementation of instructional reforms, including Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Within the current policy context, coaching can support reform by (a) developing shared understandings, (b) modeling practices, and (c) brokering ideas. We discuss examples of coaches’ leadership actions related to the evaluation process, thus illustrating the potential for coaching to promote coherence in instructional improvement. We conclude by discussing barriers to the enactment of reform-aligned coaching as well as implications for leaders positioned at multiple levels of the education system. For the full article, please visit the Educational Researcher.
New Haven Register, EDLR’s Sarah Woulfin served as consultant on Blue Ribbon Reading Commission
New Haven Independent, Alum Kelvin Roldán ’15 6th Year and assistant professor Sarah Woulfin served on panel as consultants
Heinemann Blog (Rachael Gabriel and EDLR’s Sarah Woulfin discuss their new book on teacher evaluation)
The Heinemann Podcast (Neag School’s Rachael Gabriel and Sarah Woulfin were interviewed about their book “Making Teacher Evaluation Work”)
Congratulations to the following EDLR Faculty who received the Teaching Excellence Honor by the University Provost's Office: