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The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools

The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools
Creating Conditions for Effective Learning

Australia/UK Edition

A Joint Publication with Learning Forward, Foreword by Jim Knight

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August 2017 | 144 pages | Corwin

Grow your leadership skills to bring out the best in your school!

Hallways, parking lots, staff rooms—these are all places where you and your staff have conversations every day. What if you could use these opportunities to build your staff’s resiliency and empower them to reach their goals?

The Leader’s Guide to Coaching in Schools offers a proven, accessible, and usable framework to increase your interpersonal effectiveness and grow your ability to coach your staff to overcome obstacles and create their own solutions. Coaching experts John Campbell and Christian van Nieuwerburgh demonstrate how coaching is not just for formal coaching relationships, but how a coaching approach can be applied throughout a school day to create a culture of growth. Through sample questions, video examples, and tools, this step-by-step guide shows you how to

         Introduce a coaching approach into a wide range of conversational contexts

         Use the GROWTH coaching conversation framework to improve both staff and student success and well-being

         Use coaching approaches in areas that school leaders typically find challenging: in formal performance reviews, when giving informal feedback, and when working with teams


About the Authors
Chapter 1. Coaching in Schools: An Introduction to the Global Framework for Coaching in Education
Chapter 2. What Is Leadership Coaching?
Chapter 3. The GROWTH Coaching System
Chapter 4. Applying the Eight-Step Coaching Framework
Chapter 5. Positive, Strength-Based Approaches Underpinning the GCI Coaching System
Chapter 6. Using a Coaching Approach to Enhance the Performance and Well-Being of Teachers
Chapter 7. Creating the Right Context for Feedback
Chapter 8. Using Coaching Approaches to Enhance the Performance and Well-Being of Teams
Chapter 9. Leading a Coaching Culture
Chapter 10. Conclusion


“The GROWTH coaching model should be in every administrator’s hand as their bible for school improvement. Having this guide will guarantee success and getting the best out of all stakeholders.”

Elizabeth Alvarez, Principal
Chicago Public Schools: John C. Dore Elementary

“The book is just what the doctor ordered for busy leaders—short and concise.”

B.R. Jones, PhD, Superintendent of Education
Tate County School District

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ISBN: 9781506378008