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Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching
A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

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Coaching | Mentoring

June 2007 | 256 pages | Corwin
Instructional coaching focuses on research-based instructional strategies that can have the biggest impact in improving a teacherÆs practice. Jim Knight has worked as a trainer, developer, and researcher in instructional coaching for many years and has broad experience not only training coaches but also collecting data about the effects of his coaching program. In this book, the author explains the essential coaching skills that instructional coaches need to develop, including listening, observing, modeling, and collaborating. Along with coaching skills and knowledge, this book provides guidance for leveraging instructional interventions that form the foundation of effective instructional practice. First person stories and quotes from coaches working in the trenches provide readers with a realistic picture of the responsibilities, challenges, and joys of coaching. This user- friendly resource also contains chapter organizers, resources for deeper learning, forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, reports, and all the other tools coaches and would-be coaches need. This book is perfect for coaches and aspiring coaches along with the staff developers, trainers, teacher leaders, principals, and other educators who work with coaches and oversee coaching programs.
About the Author
1. Why Coaching?
2. What Does Coaching Look Like?
3. What Is the Partnership Philosophy?
4. Partnership Communication: Creating Learning Conversations
5. Getting Teachers on Board and Finding a Starting Point
6. Modeling, Observing, and Collaboratively Exploring Data
7. Focusing on the Big Four: Behavior, Content Knowledge, Direct Instruction, and Formative Assessment
8. How Coaches Can Spread Knowledge
9. Coaches as Leaders of Change
Resource: Instructional Coach's Tool Kit

"Teachers helping teachers is a great way to create a powerful instructional staff. Knight offers practical and useful tools to help teachers achieve excellence."

Dale E. Moxley, Principal
Round Lake Elementary School, Mount Dora, FL

"Provides valuable insight for mentors who are in the field working daily with novice teachers."

J. Helen Perkins, Assistant Professor
The University of Memphis

Wasn't appropriate for this class.

Dr Michele Kelk
School Of Education, Webster University
November 17, 2010

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ISBN: 9781412927246