TPOT:
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TPOT Data Interpretation
Your materials
Powerpoint slides
TPOT Manual
Spreadsheet
Coaching Calls
Sept 9: What does it mean to be a Pyramid
Coach - Completed
Sept 23: TPITOS – Completed
Oct 7: TPOT – watch webinar PRIOR to call
Oct 21: The coaching cycle/Navigating
coaching challenges – will last approximately 1.5
hours
Today’s Agenda
1) Review TPOT
2) Tips for running a smooth TPOT
3) Tips for scoring the TPOT
L-E-A-R-N: 360° of Coaching
Action Plan
Evaluate
Reflect and
Look and
Give
Feedback
Listen
New Skill
Building
Lentini, R. & Jack, S. (2008)
Questions from the
TPOT Webinar?
Tips for running a
smooth TPOT?
Getting Ready!
Obtain copy of teacher’s daily schedule
Plan for 2 hours to complete your observation
Plan to observe one teacher-directed and one
child-directed activity
Email teacher and advise of time you will
arrive and activities you need to observe
Arrange a time when you can interview the
teacher in private (about 10-15mins)
Sample Email
Hi Ms Apple,
I am so looking forward to us teaming together and getting the
opportunity to assist you in whatever ways possible as you implement
the Teaching Pyramid Model. I would like to set up a day next week
to come and observe in your classroom. I will need to watch a
teacher-directed activity (circle time or story time) and a child-directed
activity (centers or free play) and then get together for a brief meeting
(10-15mins). I could come in the morning at 8:15 when circle time
starts and then we can meet at 11:45 during the scheduled nap, if that
sounds good. Please let me know if you have a preference for day of
the week.
Thanks so much,
Denise
Before You Begin!
Identify the lead teacher
Ask the teacher if there are children
present who have severe language delays
or are English Language Learners
Document on front page of TPOT
Complete all information on the
front page
Run TPOT RUN!!
Do a thorough review of the TPOT
Manual before you go out to observe
Take lots of notes
Do not try to score in the classroom
Score as soon as you get back to your office
Once you feel more comfortable with the
instrument you can try to score during the
observation
Interviews
Items 19-22 are scored strictly based on
teacher interview
Write key words that will help you
remember responses
Ask questions as they are worded
Give additional prompts if needed
Questions on specific
indicators?
Scoring the TPOT
Score as soon as you are done with your
observation
Score on your paper copy first
Input results into your Excel Spreadsheet
Share graphs with teacher/teams
Specific Scores
For Item 14, you must first decide if
there was an occurrence of problem
behavior during your observation
For items 16-18, if you observe a
behavior that conflicts with the teacher’s
report, base your score on the observation
Then mark if your score is based on
observation or report
Review Excel
PRE TPOT Graph
Ms Denise/Binder Preschool
Series1
6
5
4
3
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1
0
#1-7
#8
#9
#10
#11
#12
#13
#14
#15
#16
#17
#18
#19
#20
#21
#22
Red
Flags
Where to start
Set goals around areas of need based
on TPOT spreadsheet
Think about simple strategies that if
implemented will make the biggest impact
Have a plan for getting necessary
resources for implementing those
strategies
Things to Remember
TPOT is meant to be a professional
development tool
Action Plan based on areas of need as
determined by your TPOT
Complete a minimum of two formal
TPOTs
Pre
Post
Data Driven
Coaching for Pyramid Implementation
Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool
The Pyramid Infant Toddler
Observation Scale
Next Session – October 21
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The coaching process
Navigating coaching challenges
Be in front of a computer on which you can
watch videos that you will download ahead
of time