Coaching for Leading Through Change

Focus Area: Leading Through Change

Instructional Coaches, Leaders

Phase: Launch, Planning

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A student-centered school leader can lead change and improve instruction to help both students and teachers succeed while building a positive school culture. The Leading Through Change focus area provides school leaders with the skills they need to positively impact the academic success of their students, the cultural climate of their schools, and the professional development and retention of their teachers.

Our 1:1 coaching methodology centers on the principles of actionable research and job-embedded best practices to provide the most personalized and differentiated approach to meet the needs of our participants. This professional learning is designed to support each participant with what they need, not a one-size-fit all approach. Our Leading Through Change coaches use the “Try, Measure, Learn” approach to create an ongoing change in practice.


This coaching model and support was developed for instructional coaches and leaders.


  • Bi-weekly, 30 Minute virtual session scheduled directly with a BetterLesson Coach
  • 4 Session Coaching Packs around one topic (tied to a virtual workshop) or Targeted (half-year) and Unlimited Coaching with flexibility is available
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity
  • Participants will register for access with the BetterLesson Lab
  • Participants will schedule 1:1 coaching calls with their coach


Coaching supports participants where they are at, building awareness, understanding, and opportunities for application and ownership of key competencies like:

  • Wellness and Your Team’s Emotional Needs: I can support the wellness and emotional needs of my team by implementing mindfulness and other social emotional learning practices.
  • Family Engagement: I can consistently utilize strategies that foster strong caretaker connections to support student learning and build collaborative home school partnerships.
  • Leading for Equity: I can use equity as a lens for my leadership to ensure access and voice for staff and students.
  • Data, Assessment, and Feedback: I can use data, assessment, and feedback from stakeholders to drive progress in student learning.
  • Strategic Planning for Impact: I can strategically plan for impact by developing, reviewing, and refining my plan in an ongoing way.
  • Adopting Tech Tools: I can strategically adopt tech tools by defining their instructional purpose, identifying common obstacles and options, and create a systematic plan for rollout.