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Rally Coach as a Micro-Intervention

  • by Kelly Harmon & Randi Anderson
  • April 23, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

When students are developing skills or strategies, they sometimes need coaching to move them to mastery. The Kagan strategy Rally Coach can be a perfect micro-intervention for helping students achieve the daily learning targets. Students take turns demonstrating the skill and coaching, correcting, and praising each other. Pair students who need to develop the skill with students who need to reinforce (close to mastery) the skill. This takes just a few minutes and can help students identify their misconceptions quickly so that they can move forward in becoming proficient in the skill. Both of the students benefit from thinking as a coach and coach-ee, and it is a great way to deepen their understanding of the moves needed to correctly utilize the skill.


Watch a Rally Coach in action!



Kelly Harmon and Randi Anderson

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