In order to change struggling schools for the better, Instructional Coaches should be used to focus the instruction using research based instructional strategies. Instructional coaches' roles should be clearly defined and should not be asked to do administrative duties such as (but not limited to): lunch duty, disciplining students, etc. Instead as an Instructional Coach 100% of their time should be spent going through the coaching cycle with all teachers in the building. Specifically, giving feedback on lesson plans, observing teachers, debriefing with teachers and helping move the school instructionally.
Idea No. 490