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Refer to this all-time classic from Jim Knight for the nuts and bolts on instructional coaching and essential skills that must be in place, including in-depth coverage of his partnership principles.
- Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
- ISBN: 9781412927246
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2007
- Page Count: 256
- Publication date: June 21, 2007
An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture!
Instructional coaching, a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention, provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement new programs that improve student learning. The product of more than eight years of study, this approach to professional development has been proven to help schools respond to the pressures of accountability and reform.
Experienced trainer, developer, 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, observing teachers, 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
- Forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, reports, and other ready-to-use tools
- A short summary of the main chapter points
This book is perfect for coaches, aspiring coaches, as well as the staff developers, trainers, teacher leaders, principals, and other educators who work with coaches and oversee coaching programs.
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Table of Contents
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