The research is clear: instructional coaching and new-teacher mentoring have a strong and quantifiable impact on teacher retention. High-quality programs make a statistically significant difference in a teacher’s likelihood of staying in the profession.
High-quality collaborative coaching or new-teacher mentorship programs have specific research-based elements in common — and KickUp has the features to support them.
Best practice: Encourage incremental improvements through self-reflection.
When coaches or mentors provide objective observations and thoughtful prompts for reflection, teachers gain the ability to think through their curriculum or teaching practices to ensure they are being intentional with every decision occurring within the classroom.
KickUp feature: Coaching Activity
KickUp lets coaches or mentors log a complete and objective record of what’s happening in a classroom, organize meeting notes, and track the amount and kind of support a coach is providing. Coaching entries appear in a teacher’s personal dashboard, providing gentle but consistent reminders to act on feedback.