Empowering and supporting educators
We coach teachers — one-on-one and in small groups in the classroom — to provide them with demonstrations and feedback that will help them incorporate effective literacy practices into their daily work with students. Research has proven that coaches and mentors are found to be highly effective in helping teachers implement new skills.
In order to truly change practices, professional development should occur over time and preferably be ongoing.
Our coaching model is content-focused and designed to provide teachers with individualized and situation-specific assistance focused on literacy content, pedagogy, and student learning. Content-focused coaching is based upon the belief that in order for teachers to be most effective, they need to know the content of that which they are teaching.
Emphasis on continuous practice
During the Implementation Stage, initial attempts to use a new teaching strategy are almost certain to be met with failure, and mastery comes only as a result of continuous practice despite awkward performance and frustration in the early stages.
Teaching & Coaching Resources
CLI's coaching and collaboration ignited a passion for reading among my students and me. Our classroom now buzzes with excitement, fostering a love for literature. With their support, I've cultivated a positive environment focused on joy, language development, and a strong enthusiasm for reading.
Our CLI coach excels as both a coach and facilitator. She deeply understands our school's mission and adeptly tailors her support to meet our needs. We're grateful for her invaluable support to children, educators, parents, and the community.
Coaching has transformed my classroom and teaching. My classroom environment has become colorful, print-rich, and book-centered. The change in my students has been the most remarkable. I have seen a love of reading and writing blossom.