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Action Coaching

Action Coaching is intended to provide campus and district leaders opportunities to develop proficiency in establishing and coaching toward effective instructional practices in every classroom. Toward that end, it blends the practices and principles in Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers with the T-TESS appraisal framework.

It introduces a paradigm shift in the way we view teacher observation, and suggests that the primary purpose of observation and feedback is not to evaluate a teacher but to develop them. In Action Coaching, you grow educators by letting them See It, Name It, and Do It – see a model of success, name the bite-size steps that lead to growth, and practice actually doing those steps to sharpen skills.

Key Elements


Develop Essential Routines and Procedures

Learn how to make your classroom run more efficiently so more time is spent on learning, and less time is spent on logistics.

Write Effective Lesson Plans

Ensure your lessons are rooted in what students need to learn and drive toward student mastery.

Roll out and Monitor Routines

Teach students the routines and procedures in your classroom, so more time can be spent on task.

Give Students Opportunities for Independent Practice

Establish routines for students to practice new skills and content so you can be confident they’re learning what you’re teaching

Engage Every Student

Build a positive culture of participation by engaging every student.

Respond to Student Learning Needs

Gather evidence of student learning to inform your response in the moment and over time.

Set Routines for Discourse

Build habits that increase students’ think and talk time.

Facilitate Student Discourse

Teach and model the habits that strengthen academic conversations.

Trainings at ESCs

This training is offered by Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs.)



Region 1: Edinburg

Region 2: Corpus Christi

Region 3: Victoria

Region 4: Houston

Region 5: Beaumont

Region 6: Huntsville

Region 7: Kilgore

Region 8: Mount Pleasant

Region 9: Wichita Falls

Region 10: Richardson

Region 11: Fort Worth

Region 12: Waco

Region 13: Austin

Region 14: Abilene

Region 15: San Angelo

Region 16: Amarillo

Region 17: Lubbock

Region 18: Midland

Region 19: El Paso

Region 20: San Antonio

Click on your Regional Education Service Center (map) to view contact information.


T-TESS Contacts Map