Coaching for Students with Disabilities

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Planning

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Our coaching methodology centers on the principles of action 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 coaches use the “Try, Measure, Learn” approach to help participants overcome challenges, create effective systems, and apply new strategies to create student-centered classrooms.

As part of a strategic learning journey, 1:1 Coaching provides educators with a safe space and expert guidance to explore new concepts or skills within a focus area and apply in practice, creating actionable and sustainable changes. Personalized short or long-term coaching sessions are the perfect way to provide opportunities for educators to put new strategies into practice.


  • 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:

  • Inclusivity through UDL: I design lessons that are inclusive for students with disabilities by using UDL principles.
  • Differentiation: I differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Maintaining High Expectations: I maintain and evaluate expectations that are both high and realistic for students with disabilities.
  • Collaborating with IEP Teams: I collaborate with all partners to contribute to IEPs that reflect student strengths and needs.
  • Disability Awareness: I foster a positive culture in my classroom and school community around disability awareness.