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Spring 2023


Research findings show that coaching paired with professional development around a set of identified instructional practices is one way to increase teacher use of these practices. Combining coaching and professional development can be used to train teachers in the Pyramid Model. Studies show that effective Pyramid Model implementation can positively improve student relationships and adult-to-student relationships as well as increase positive behaviors in schools. With these research findings in mind, a school improvement plan was created to add professional development opportunities on the use of Pyramid Model Practices to improve social-emotional instruction in a preschool program in Eastern Iowa. Executing this plan should lead to improved social-emotional and behavioral outcomes for preschool learners.