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How to Coach Teachers Who Don't Think Like You
Using Literacy Strategies to Coach Across Content Areas



© 2008 | 232 pages | Corwin

"Finally, a book that I can use: a hands-on, foot-to-the-pedal kind of reading experience. Of all the books on educational coaching available, this one answers my actual day-to-day questions. You can tell Bonnie Davis has been there. An invaluable resource!"
—Mary Kim Schreck, Author, The Red Desk

Concrete guidelines for novice and experienced coaches!

This comprehensive guide encompasses a multilayered model that provides a rich experience for both coach and trainee. How to Coach Teachers Who Don't Think Like You covers the process and content of coaching and describes a unique approach that encourages teachers to write and reflect upon their practices. Coaches can use literacy strategies to train across content areas and learn how to individualize their approach to honor teachers' distinctive learning styles. The author presents samples of teacher writing and student work generated from coaching and offers narratives from practicing coaches across the country in school-based, district, and independent settings to illustrate the real world of coaching.

With a format that gives readers the flexibility to choose sections best suited to particular coaching situations, the book includes:

  • Specific, field-tested practices to support personal learning differences
  • Strategies for modifying classroom practice and improving student achievement
  • Coaching models for individual teachers and teams of teachers
  • Options for coordinating coaching activities with teachers' schedules

Whether you are just beginning a coaching career or have several years of experience, this book offers suggestions and avenues for exploration, inspiration, and application.

 
Introduction: How to Read This Book
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Moving From Teaching Students to Coaching Teachers
 
2. Organizing to Save Stress, Time, and Mistakes: Your Personal Tool Kit
 
3. Coaching Teachers Who Don't Think Like You
 
4. Coaching in a Variety of Settings: Experienced Coaches Share Their Success Stories
 
5. Scheduling Time for Coaching
 
6. Analyzing Coaching Scenarios
 
7. Using Classroom Demonstrations and Professional Development Workshops as Coaching Tools
 
8. Using Literacy Strategies Across Content Areas to Improve Student Achievement
 
9. Coaching Teams of Teachers to Improve Instruction
 
10. Coaching Teachers to Write and Reflect Upon Their Instructional Practices
 
11. Coaching Teachers as Writers: The Writing Workshop Model
 
Final Words
 
Appendices
 
Bibliography and Recommended Web Sites
 
Index

"Finally, a book that I can use: a hands-on, foot-to-the-pedal kind of reading experience. Of all the books on educational coaching available, this one answers my actual day-to-day questions. You can tell Bonnie Davis has been there. An invaluable resource!"

Mary Kim Schreck, Educational Consultant

"There is a knowing-doing gap in education today. The knowledge of how to teach successfully with all students is out there, but little of it is actually applied in the classroom. To close this, schools must rely upon coaches who help individual teachers at the classroom level discover how to succeed with every student. Bonnie Davis's book explicitly shows new and experienced coaches alike how they can successfully work with any teacher to improve classroom instruction. This book is practical to the core! Rather than straining the practical out of the theoretical, Davis provides coaches with all they need to know to successfully connect with every teacher they work with. Weaving together actual coaching experiences, the theory behind the practice, guidelines, methodology, and guided reflection for the coach, Davis has produced a remarkable tool that no coach should go without!"

Curtis Linton, Co-owner, School Improvement Network
Coauthor, Courageous Conversations About Race

"Teachers and college-level education courses will find an excellent, refreshing survey of coaching techniques. An essential guide to growth and understanding and flexibility that builds applied techniques for the real-world classroom."

The Bookwatch, March 2008
Midwest Book Review

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