Intensive for Instructional Coaches

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Join a community of teacher leaders to study, collaborate, and build capacity on the theory and brain research underlying the Daily 5 structure and CAFE literacy system of assessment and instruction.

This 12-week intensive online seminar presents the why and how of Daily 5 and CAFE, along with effective coaching strategies to support instructional leaders as they transfer their learning to the educators they work with daily.

  • Build individual knowledge and expertise of the Daily 5 structure and CAFE literacy system
  • Gain confidence to coach teachers on their Daily 5 and CAFE practice
  • Exclusive opportunities to converse with other coaches through an online discussion board
  • Receive live feedback straight from The Daily CAFE team on your coaching

This is not a trainer of trainers. This course is for instructional coaches to learn how to lead their staff towards successful implementation of Daily 5 and CAFE.

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Intensive Includes

  • 12 weeks of online content including: webinars, articles, videos, assignments, and five live online coaching sessions. (Generally held around 7 p.m. CT)
  • Five professional textbooks
  • One-year All Access membership to
  • One-year membership to


Attendance at the Daily 5 Framework and CAFE Literacy System online workshops is a requirement for this course. Pricing reflects this requirement.

If both Daily 5 and CAFE workshops have been taken.$1,199
Includes participation in one online workshop—Daily 5 or CAFE$1,349
Includes participation in both online workshops—Daily 5 and CAFE$1,499

Schedule and Curriculum

Week 1 Introduction and theory

Week 2 Coaching and working with teachers

Week 3 Daily 5 theory

Week 4 Daily 5 tasks, 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence

Week 5 Choice, Behavior Strategies

Week 6 Gradual Release: Coaching Daily 5

Week 7 CAFE Theory

Week 8 CAFE Menu, Conferring Notebook

Week 9 Setting goals, Conferring

Week 10 Whole and small group instruction

Week 11 Gradual Release: Coaching CAFE

Week 12 Curriculum/standards, Goal setting, Next Steps

We are excited to offer a pathway for coaches to expand their Daily 5 and CAFE knowledge, grow in their craft, and collaborate with colleagues to improve student achievement."

Gail Boushey

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