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Differentiated Coaching
A Framework for Helping Teachers Change



© 2006 | 264 pages | Corwin

"Jane Kise's Differentiated Coaching aligns with the fundamental belief of coaching in the other person's ability to generate solutions and continuously improve and grow. In our world of fast change and results which often minimizes relationships and produces little change, this book illuminates the importance of intentionally knowing and caring about those we (coach)."
-Kathryn Kee, Leadership Coach & Consultant
Coaching School Results, Inc.
Past President, National Staff Development Council

"This is an outstanding book which has the potential to help educators make significant positive changes in staff development and teaching. I now have an understanding of why specific behaviors are observed during staff development and why it often does not promote real change. This book is a 'must read' for all educators who want to successfully help others in their schools improve their practices."
-Charles F. Adamchik, Jr., Corporate Director of Curriculum
Learning Sciences International

Discover how a coaching model based on teachers' learning styles can impact student success!

Change is hard work, even when we are convinced it's worth the effort. Teachers are expected to change without clear explanations or evidence of how the changes will benefit them or their students. Meaningful change is most likely to occur when teachers' beliefs, feelings, and personality are taken into consideration.

Differentiated Coaching applies the latest research and theory of personality type, multiple intelligences, experiential learning models, and mind styles models to create a differentiated approach for staff development. This innovative resource touches on six key elements:

  • A common framework for unbiased reflection on education
  • Teachers' strengths and beliefs about teaching and learning
  • Information and evidence that can influence those beliefs
  • The needs of the teacher during change
  • The relationship of what is being learned to the problem the teacher wants to solve in the classroom
  • The value of creating an environment for deep, reflective collaboration among teachers

When teachers understand how their strengths and beliefs may lock them into practices that limit freedom to help students succeed, they can begin to entertain fresh possibilities and stay open to new avenues for professional growth. 

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I: Staff Development That Changes Classroom Practices
 
1. What Do Teachers Believe?
 
2. What Do Teachers Need During Change?
 
3. What Problems Do Teachers Want to Solve?
 
4. How Can Teachers Collaborate?
 
Part II: Developing a Language for Change
 
5. A Common Framework: Creating a Climate Where Change Is Possible
 
6. Learning Styles and Coaching: An Effective Alliance
 
7. Coaching Your Whole Staff for Change
 
8. Differentiated Coaching for Teachers: The Power of a Strengths-Based Model
 
9. A Framework for Solving Problems
 
10. Organizing Staff Development Efforts in the Same Backpack
 
Appendix A: The Sixteen Types: Strengths, Beliefs, and Needs During Change
 
Appendix B: Problem-Solving Model
 
Appendix C: Case Studies in Coaching Teachers for Change
 
References
 
Index

"Jane Kise's Differentiated Coaching aligns with coaching's fundamental belief in the other person's ability to generate solutions and continuously improve and grow. In our world of fast change and results that often minimize relationships and produce little change, this book illuminates the importance of intentionally knowing and caring about those we coach. As a result, trust and respect exist and change becomes possibility!"

Kathryn Kee, Leadership Coach and Consultant, Coaching School Results, Inc.
Past President, National Staff Development Council

"This is an outstanding book that has the potential to help educators make significant, positive changes in staff development and teaching. It has helped me, an experienced staff developer, understand for the first time the psychology of staff development. I now know why specific behaviors are observed during staff development and why it often does not promote real change. This book is a 'must-read' for all educators who want to successfully help others improve their practices."

Charles F. Adamchik, Jr., Corporate Director of Curriculum
Learning Sciences International

"Jane Kise really understands teachers. Results come when instructional coaches understand the beliefs and perceptions of the teachers with whom they are working and adapt their coaching moves to match those styles. Jane Kise uses her own coaching experiences with a variety of teachers to show how a framework for understanding their beliefs leads to results."

Lois Brown Easton, Consultant and Former Director of Professional Development
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

"Teacher-centered staff development recognizes the differences in adults that we seem to more easily recognize in our children. Much as we may oversimplify the delivery of staff development at the school or district level, practice informs us that one size clearly does not fit all. Kise provides us with a framework for acknowledging differences in adults and shows us how to use this framework to address these differences to support reform."

John S. Freeman, Principal
Pittsfield Elementary School, NH

"Gives educators a framework for self-improvement, mentoring/coaching, staff development, sense of team, and the ultimate bottom line in education—student achievement. Provides practical implementation advice that is often 'missing in action' when solutions are created by researchers versus those in the trenches."

James M. Bauck, Superintendent
Buffalo Hanover Montrose Public Schools, Buffalo, MN

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