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Peer Coaching

Unlocking the Power of Collaboration
Les Foltos’ successful method for peer coaching is now available in this book that shows teachers how to help their colleagues meet 21st century challenges.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781452257341
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2013
  • Page Count: 232
  • Publication date: August 06, 2013

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Teachers are better together!

Nationally and internationally, educators are excited about Les Foltos’ techniques for effective peer coaching. The model for Peer Coaching outlined in his 2011 TED talk has been implemented in 40 countries and counting with powerful results.

Now you have it in this concise guide to effective coaching! Train teachers to help each other refine their classroom strategies and tailor them to 21st Century needs. Foltos’ insights include

  • How peer coaching that makes a difference involves much more than just one teacher offering another advice.
  • How a coaching relationship is first built on trust, and then on the willingness to take risks.
  • Why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education.

For schools to effect the changes the future demands, teachers must learn how to collaborate effectively. With this book, Les Foltos shows the way.

“Not only does Peer Coaching explain how to effectively support and leverage peer coaches, it specifically addresses how these coaches can be a critical element in supporting 21st century education and the ‘4 C’s’. It's a great contribution to the 21st century PD literature.”
—Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21

Key features

  • case studies
  • examples
  • check lists


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Les Foltos

Les Foltos is currently the Director of Educational Innovation at Peer-Ed. He is the architect of the Peer Coaching program which trains teacher leaders to help colleagues to integrate technology into 21st Century classroom activities. Microsoft Partners in Learning partnered with Peer-Ed to implement Peer Coaching worldwide, and Foltos leads the team that is working with more than 40 nations that are implementing Peer Coaching. Foltos also has designed and led learning activities at four of Microsoft’s Worldwide Global Forums, and regional education Forums in Asia, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to this he served as the Director of Instructional Technology for Seattle Public Schools from 1990 to 2001 where he led the development and implementation of the District’s K-12 Instructional Technology plan.

Foltos is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences including a TEDx presentation in 2011 and key note addresses in four countries. Les Foltos earned a Ph.D. in American History and has five years of university teaching experience.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author

1. Coaching Roles and Responsibilities

2. Why Peer Coaching

3. Preparing Coaches

4. The Coaching Plan

5. Communication and Collaboration

6. Defining Effective Learning Activities

7. Lesson-Improvement Process

8. Enhancing Learning by Integrating Technology

9. Connecting Coaching Skills to Practice

10. Sustaining Coaching and Building Capacity





Price: $39.95
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