Kickboard Professional Services

Implementing Data-Based Coaching for Classroom Culture

Audience

Principal and Leadership Team

Overview

School leaders always want to support teachers when it comes to building positive classroom cultures conducive to learning. But sometimes the process for doing so isn’t clear. Letting data guide the improvement is key. Kickboard Coaches will help you institute a powerful, yet supportive, observation and feedback cycle that uses student behavior data trends combined with rubric-based observational data to drive continuous improvement in classrooms.

Challenges Addressed

  • Absence of classroom culture observation and feedback routines 
  • Observations centered solely around academic outcomes when a culture problem exists
  • Observations centered solely around what is seen in the moment without student behavior data trends considered

Program Outcomes

  • Tools and protocols for initiating an observation and feedback cycle
  • Classroom culture walk-through rubric
  • Increases in classroom positivity
  • Decreases in classroom discipline referrals
  • Improvement in classroom culture based on walk-through rubric
  • Perceptual data increases from stakeholder surveys

Format

Four 1-Hour Planning Meetings (Virtual) + 
One Full-Day (6 hrs each) in-person collaborative sessions

Kickboard has made a huge difference. We reduced disciplines by 44% in just 18 weeks. If I go to another campus and come back to ours, I can see and hear the difference. It’s so positive here and that’s changing the culture of our school. This not only improves students’ behavior but it improves their academic performance as well.
— KASIE JACKSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - DALLAS ISD