Instructional Coaching
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Instructional Coaching
A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction


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Coaching | Mentoring

© 2007 | 256 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with National Staff Development Council

"Teachers helping teachers is a great way to create a powerful instructional staff. Knight has included very 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

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.

Now, Jim Knight is offering his expertise in an online professional development opportunity!

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
References
 
Index

"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

Wasn't appropriate for this class.

Dr Michele Kelk
School Of Education, Webster University
November 17, 2010
Key features
  • Instructional interventions focus on behavior, content knowledge, direct instruction, formative assessment
  • The Instructional Coaching model has been thoroughly studied, tested, and shown to be highly effective
  • Shows coaches how to have learning conversations, build emotional connections, observe, model, collaborate, listen, and facilitate reflection
  • Contains forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, reports, and other ready-to-use tools

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