An Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching

Arieh (Ari) Sherris, Thomas A. Bauder, and Lindsey Hillyard

Center for Applied Linguistics


This resource is designed for teacher educators, staff developers, and others who know the SIOP Model* and are helping teachers implement it in their lessons. The guide offers practical suggestions for establishing productive coaching relationships, helping teachers with effective SIOP lesson planning, conducting observations and providing feedback, and sustaining SIOP implementation over time.

An Insider’s Guide to SIOP Coaching is a supplement to other publications and videos about the model, such as Making Content Comprehensible to English Learners: The SIOP Model, Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development for Sheltered Instruction, The SIOP Model: Sheltered Instruction for Academic Achievement, Helping English Learners Succeed: An Overview of the SIOP Model, and The SIOP Model Digest Series. All of these publications and videos are useful tools for coaching. 2007

The SIOP Coaching Guide

  • Shares best practices for coaching teachers in using the SIOP Model
  • Helps school districts develop their own professional development models that empower teachers
  • Promotes the development of professional learning communities within a school
  • Helps teachers support student learning

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