The SLICE Framework

The work of is based upon the SLICE Framework.  This framework summarizes six essential elements of instructional coaching.  The acronym of SLICE stands for the following:

  • Strategic (intentional and purposeful)
  • Learnable (able to be learned and developed)
  • Instructional (the head)
  • Coaching (the heart of the framework)
  • Essentials (each element is non-negotiable)




Each element is represented by an icon.  The SLICEs are as follows:

relationshipsRelationships              conversationConversations

instructionInstruction                         decisionsDecisions

c&cCulture and Change                growthLearning and Growth



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