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Coaching Work Plan

Whats the big picture?-

(The big picture takes into account schoolwide and/or district goals, initiatives, etc.)




Coachs Goal(s): Coachs Vision/Belief Statement:

Purpose: A coachs goal(s) support the coach in the Purpose: It is important that a coach be
areas needed to grow and develop in order to meet aware of her/his own beliefs. Aguilar
the needs of her client (Aguilar, 2013, p. 136). notes that understanding our own belief
systemshow they were formed, how
we can become conscious of them, how
Tip: A coaching rubric, such as the one located at: we change themmakes us much more skilled at helping others to do this work
pdf can be used to identify goals and assess coaching (Aguilar, 2013, p. 35).
Tip: Elena Aguilars website, provides
directions (Core Values Directions)
along with a core values list to support
coaches in developing this awareness as
a coach:

Teachers SMARTE goal(s):

1. Strategic and Specific

2. Attainable
3. Results-Based
4. Time-Bound
5. Equitable

Purpose: SMART goals are gap-closing goals, used to attain a result that is different from
what currently exists (Aguilar, 2013, p. 125).

Tip: The set of questions below from S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting, can be used to guide
oneself when goal setting (2017, para. 7):

1. What exactly do I want to achieve?

2. Where?
3. How?
4. When?
5. With whom?
6. What are the conditions and limitations?
7. Why exactly do I want to reach this goal? What are possible alternative ways of
achieving the same?

Strategic High-Leverage Activities:

Purpose: These activities are designed to guide the teacher towards his/her goal. These
activities are brainstormed together and reflected on, adjusted, and/or modified as needed. After
reflecting on a coachees ZPD (zone of proximal development), additional high-leverage
activities can be added, then pointed out and the reasoning explained (Aguilar, 2013, p. 133).
Indicators of Progress:

Purpose: The indicators of progress refer to the data evidence that will be tracked in regards to
goal progress. Examples of evidence can include: documents that track student performance,
feedback forms and copies of feedback to students and the coachs direct observations of the
conferences with students (Aguilar, 2013, p. 133).

Benchmark Dates: Resources:

Purpose: Time lines build accountability and Purpose: Resources supplement a coachs
commitment (Aguilar, 2013, p. 127). knowledge, supporting their work with their
coachee, because as noted by Aguilar on page
Tip: The time line or due date for the goal 136, there are inevitably some areas of
must also be realistic and achievable (SMART teaching and leading that coaches arent
Goals Goal Setting, 2009, para. 2). deeply knowledgeable about (2013).