Author: Ellen B. Eisenberg
Release Date: 2017-05-22
Unlike “fix-it” strategies that targeted teachers are likely to resist, educator-centered instructional coaching—ECIC—offers respectful coaching for professionals within their schoolwide community. Evidence-based results across all content areas, authentic practices for data collection and analysis, along with nonevaluative, confidential collaboration offer a productive and promising path to teacher development. Coaches and teachers implement ECIC through a before-during-after—BDA—cycle that includes comprehensive planning between coach and teacher; classroom visitation and data collection; and debriefing and reflection. Drawing on their extensive experience with ECIC, authors Ellen B. Eisenberg, Bruce P. Eisenberg, Elliott A. Medrich, and Ivan Charner offer this detailed guidance for coaches and school leaders on how you and your school can create the conditions for an effective ECIC program, get buy-in from teachers, clearly define the role of coach, roll out a coaching initiative, and ensure ongoing success with coaching. Filled with authentic advice from coaches, Instructional Coaching in Action provides valuable insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.
An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports
You became a school leader after succeeding in your particular content area and/or grade level. Now you’re responsible for the entire school. You are accountable for everything that goes on, including results from those who teach outside your areas of original expertise. Supervision Across the Content Areas provides tools and strategies to help you effectively supervise all of your teachers, including those in contents areas or grade levels in which you may not have had personal classroom experience. While focusing on four key content areas – Mathematics, Science, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies – this book also provides supervision tools for other content areas (foreign languages, fine arts, physical education, etc.) Also included are tools and strategies to help you supervise teachers who use instructional strategies such as differentiated instruction, Socratic Seminars, cooperative learning, and inquiry apply local and national standards to frame your instructional program. - ensure accountability of teachers who use multiple intelligences, brain-based learning, and other innovations.
This Handbook is a leading source of ideas and information on mentoring and coaching. It covers national and international research on schools, higher education, and disciplines within and beyond education. The editors draw together contributions and present evidence bases and alternative worldviews in which concepts are both untangled and substantiated. Unique in its coverage, it maps current knowledge and understanding, and values and skills underpinning educational mentoring and coaching for learning. Contributors set out practical applications of coaching and mentoring for practitioners and researchers and also address social justice issues, such as those involving traditional and technical forms of mentoring and coaching, democratic and accountability agendas, and institutional and historical patterns of learning.
Author: Geri McArdle
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Training participants learn and retain more by relating lessons to their own on-the-job experiences. By using the strategies of "action learning" in their lesson design and presentation, trainers can ensure that learners absorb material deeply, in a way that lets them immediately use it in their jobs to get real, measurable results. Filled with examples of action learning techniques readers can implement in their training design and delivery, this book shows them how to: * Create fun and memorable activities that match participants' needs, learning styles, and levels of understanding. * Encourage learners to build on their own experiences. * Evaluate learner mastery during the entire learning event. * Strengthen learning transfer back on the job. * Accurately measure post-training results. It's a trainer's job to ensure their lessons stick. Instructional Design for Action Learning provides readers with the tools they need to make it happen.
Using a case-based approach, Moments in Mathematics Coaching helps readers examine the possibilities of their position and develop a range of images of the work of mathematics coaching. The cases and author narrative illustrate how to implement specific coaching strategies and make transparent to the reader the reflection and decision-making elements of coaching. In this way the author, an experienced mathematics coach and coach-educator, effectively models the reflective nature of the work and the power of such reflection for continual growth. The book communicates the challenges and successes of mathematics coaching and provides a wide range of strategies, tips, and guidelines. This resource may be used by individuals or by a book study group of mathematics coaches.
Author: Bob Tschannen-Moran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics
There?s a lot of conversation about how to make schools better. Unfortunately, the nature of those conversations often makes things worse. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time maps out a way to change that. By taking a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement, the Evocative Coaching model generates the motivation and movement that enables teachers and schools to achieve desired outcomes and enhance quality of life. Viewed as a dynamic dance, the model is choreographed in four steps ? Story, Empathy, Inquiry, Design ? which are each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection. Bringing together the best research and wisdom in educational leadership and professional coaching, authors Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran have developed a simple yet profound way of facilitating new conversations in schools through Story Listening, Expressing Empathy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Design Thinking. It?s an iterative process that moves beyond old ways of thinking, doing, and being. It?s an inspirational process that reinvigorates the passion for making schools better, one conversation at a time. This happens when coaches: give teachers our full, undivided attention; accept and meet teachers where they are right now, without making them wrong; ask and trust teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth; make sure teachers are talking more than we are; enable teachers to appreciate the positive value of their own experiences; harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; reframe difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow; invite teachers to discover possibilities and find answers for themselves; dialogue with teachers regarding their higher purpose for teaching; uncover teachers? natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students; assist teachers to draw up a personal blueprint for professional mastery; support teachers in brainstorming and trying new ways of doing things; maintain an upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude at all times; collaborate with teachers to design and conduct appropriate learning experiments; enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams; use humor to lighten the load; and inspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone. Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites larger, more integral conversations so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of increased accountability and expectations. This model can also be used effectively by coaches and leaders in other organizational contexts. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What Is Evocative Coaching? Chapter 2: Coaching Presence Loop I: The No-Fault Turn Chapter 3: Story Listening Chapter 4: Expressing Empathy Loop II: The Strengths-Building Turn Chapter 5: Appreciative Inquiry Chapter 6: Design Thinking Chapter 7: Aligning Environments Chapter 8: Coaching Conversations Chapter 9: The Reflective Coach To learn more about Evocative Coaching and to sign up for the Evocative Coach Training Program, visit w
Author: Nancy N. Boyles
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2007
"Dr. Nancy Boyles integrates literacy instruction and coaching in a step-by-step guide for all literacy coaches. Using the explicit instruction model—and complete with ready-to-use strategies, charts, checklists, protocols, and teaching scenarios—this book guides coaches in: The content of literacy coaching •Setting the stage for literacy learning, building literacy knowledge, and reinforcing literacy knowledge •Creating and managing a literacy-rich classroom environment •Identifying when literacy instruction goes off track The “how-to” of literacy coaching •Adapting techniques to fit teachers' personalities •Intervening with strategies to address common problems •Applying coaching principles •Analyzing literacy instruction through teaching scenarios Dr. Boyles' systematic approach, study guide questions, and coaching scaffolds make Hands-On Literacy Coaching a powerful tool for professional development. An additional interactive component allows coaches to read more about the scenarios and to contribute their own insights online. For literacy coaches, administrators, and teachers of all grade levels."
Author: Dean T. Spaulding
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2012-08-08
Help teachers improve their practice from day one! This unique companion provides an inside look at the daily work of an instructional coach and offers activities, materials, and data collection forms.
Author: Annemarie B. Jay
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2008-04-22
This practical guide presents effective coaching strategies and best practices for enhancing literacy instruction, working with administrators and communities, and boosting student performance across all grade levels.
High Impact Instruction is a response to the pressing need among school leaders for research-validated, high-leverage instructional practices that have a significant, positive impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Author Jim Knight provides a simple but powerful framework and set of tools for improving classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment. In addition, the book addresses the most effective forms of professional learning that can be used to ensure that teachers learn the Big Four teaching practices: Instructional Coaching, Partnership Learning, and Intensive Learning Teams.
Author: John Lyle
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches’ decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics. Multicontributed chapters follow uniform structure to increase clarity and accessiblity of text 'Snapshots' of critical ideas and issues presented as models or diagrams to facilitate students' understanding Case examples and scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter Latest research and current literature summarised for each thematic topic.
Author: Linda Kyle Stromei
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics
This book includes 12 cases that illustrate mentoring and coaching programs in a variety of organisational and educational applications around the world. You will find this book helpful in planning new programs in your organisation or in strengthening and expanding your existing development programs. Most organisations today have some type of mentoring program for their employees. Mentoring is seen both as a way of transferring knowledge and skills and as a retention tool for employees. Similarly, coaching has become an important organisational tool for developing people. It is used to improve both personal and organisational skills. Use the cases in this book as models and guides to help you create powerful mentoring and coaching programs for your organisation and for your employees.
Essential leadership moves for supporting instructional coaching in your school Strong leadership is essential in any successful instructional coaching effort. This action-oriented guideprovides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools required for leading coaching efforts that have a measurable impact on student and teacher learning. Filled with ideas that school leaders can easily apply, this book includes: Tools and techniques for preparing a school for coaching, launching a coaching culture, and supporting coaches Leadership moves and lessons from the field that provide strategies for building principal and coach partnerships Recommendations for coaches to use as they strive to increase their impact