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This course has provided me with several key learnings. As teachers we often struggle silently behind our classroom door. I have come to learn how working collaboratively with a partner can help both my partner and myself to improve our own teaching and as a result improve student learning. I have come to understand the seven components of effective reading instruction and how the four specific components are necessary to increasing student achievement in all content areas as well as reading. Another key learning is a commitment to the coaching process. By sharing a commitment to work with a coaching partner we are working towards a common goal. I will be able to apply the coaching skills I have learned to my continued work with my partner and to my own teaching. An additional key learning is remembering that not all students come with equal abilities, therefore it is important to be able to differentiate the instruction in order to meet the needs of all students. It is also important to choose the correct form of data collection in order to best analyze student learning. It is through this data that student learning can be evaluated and further teacher instruction can be determined. Additionally, I have come to realize how important self-reflection of my own teaching can be. With the help of my partner I was able to identify my own strengths and use them in achieving successful student learning. Although a school-wide coaching and collaboration process is not in effect in my building, I look forward to the continued success this coaching experience has provided for my partner and myself.