Impact of Coaching

In early childhood education settings, coaching can be a critical link in effective professional development, helping teachers, administrators, and other early childhood service providers translate new learning into practice. This chart shows the potential impact of coaching on the transfer of training.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT % TRANSFER
Theory 5%
Theory + Demonstration 10%
Theory + Demonstration + Practice 20%
Theory + Demonstration + Practice + Feedback 25%
Theory + Demonstration + Practice + Feedback + Coaching 90%

Source: Joyce, B. & Showers, B. Student Achievement Through Staff Development.
New York: Longman, 1988