Instructional coaching continues to grow in popularity as more and more districts and schools are buying into the model. Despite common misconceptions, instructional coaching is not easier than being a classroom teacher. However, for those looking to stay in education while moving to a new role, instructional coaching can be a great career move. Instructional coaching also provides educators with opportunities to work either for districts or independently as consultants.
Talkify is an interactive resource from ABCYa.com that is my new favorite tool for my non-readers. After we read a story (this works with any text) I have my students use Talkify to answer some questions about the text. I created a choice board with 9 options, and we usually have time to do 3 of them.