Introduction to Peer Coaching
Peer coaching is defined as a professional development method that has been shown to increase collegiality and improve teaching. It is a confidential process through which teachers share their expertise and provide one another feedback, support, and assistance for the purpose of refining present skills, learning new skills, and/or solving classroom-related problems (Dalton and Moir, 1991).
Peer coaching is optimal to:
Identify gaps and blind spots
Increase confidence and resilience
Strengthen critical leadership skills
Strengthen relationships across the organization
Retain top talent