The essential coaching moves that every coach needs to know Student-centered coaching is a highly effective, evidence-based coaching model that shifts the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. But what does this look like in practice? This book shows you the day-to-day coaching moves that build powerful coaching relationships. Readers will find: Coaching moves that can be used before, during, and after lessons An abundance of field-tested tools and practices that can be put to immediate use Original video clips that depict and unpack key moves Richly detailed anecdotes from practicing coaches
This practical resource is grounded in a simple but powerful premise: that school-based coaching programs can be designed in a way that more directly impacts student achievement. In a student-centered coaching relationship, the focus is on using data and student work to drive conversations between coaches and teachers to make informed decisions about instruction. In other words, coaches and teachers work collaboratively to support students. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in developing systems and structures to support teacher learning and fostering a culture of learning. The book is suitable for use with both new and experienced coaches and the principals who support them.
Your straightforward resource for coaching partnerships that focus on student learning This follow-up to Sweeney's bestseller applies the principles and tools of student-centered coaching to the unique challenges of middle and high schools. By focusing coaching on student learning—rather than on fixing teachers—a coach can make a measurable impact on student achievement. Sweeney provides guidance for: Tackling the challenge of coaching across a variety of content areas at the secondary level Extending coaching to teams of teachers, rather than just individuals Using standards, such as the Common Core, to coach toward specific goals for student learning Embedding formative assessments into coaching conversations
Essential leadership moves for supporting instructional coaching in your school Strong leadership is essential in any successful instructional coaching effort. This action-oriented guideprovides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools required for leading coaching efforts that have a measurable impact on student and teacher learning. Filled with ideas that school leaders can easily apply, this book includes: Tools and techniques for preparing a school for coaching, launching a coaching culture, and supporting coaches Leadership moves and lessons from the field that provide strategies for building principal and coach partnerships Recommendations for coaches to use as they strive to increase their impact
You will see concrete examples of how your school can move away from a one-size-fits-all professional development model to create an authentic learning environment that meets the needs of individual teachers. The book features chapters focusing on: implementing an instructional coaching model -- establishing study groups among teachers -- using observation as a means to model effective instruction -- going deeper with discussion through the use of Critical Friends protocols -- examining various ways adults process new information -- encouraging teachers to take leadership roles -- focusing the principal's leadership around the professional development model.
Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time
Author: Linda M. Gross Cheliotes,Marceta Fleming Reilly
Publisher: Corwin Press
Learn how coaching conversations—which are different from supervisory and mentoring conversations—shift responsibility for instructional improvement from the school leader to the entire school community!
An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer 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, 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 Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports
What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching
Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
"Jim Knight is one of the wise men of coaching. His well is deep; he draws from it the best tools from practitioners, the wisdom of experience, and research-based insights. And he never loses sight of the bigger picture: the point of all this is to have more impact in this life we're lucky enough to live." —MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, Author of The Coaching Habit "Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance. Jim Knight’s work has helped me understand the details of how effective coaching can and should be done." —DR. ATUL GAWANDE, surgeon, public health researcher, and author of The Checklist Manifesto Identify . . . Learn . . . Improve When it comes to improving practice, few professional texts can rival the impact felt by Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching. For hundreds of thousands of educators, Jim bridged the long-standing divide between staff room and classroom offering up a much a more collaborative, respectful, and efficient PD model for achieving instructional excellence. Now, one decade of research and hundreds of in-services later, Jim takes that work a significant step further with The Impact Cycle: an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their students improve in clear, measurable ways. Quintessential Jim, The Impact Cycle comes loaded with every possible tool to help you reach your coaching goals, starting with a comprehensive video program, robust checklists, and a model Instructional Playbook. Quickly, you’ll learn how to Interact and dialogue with teachers as partners Guide teachers to identify emotionally compelling, measurable, and student-focused goals Set coaching goals, plan strategies, and monitor progress for optimal impact Use documentary-style video and text-based case studies as models to promote maximum teacher clarity and proactive problem solving Streamline teacher enrollment, data collection, and deep listening Jim writes, “When we grow, improve, and learn, when we strive to become a better version of ourselves, we tap into something deep in ourselves that craves that kind of growth.” Read The Impact Cycle and soon you’ll discover how you can continually refine your practice to help teachers and students realize their fullest potential. View Jim Knight’s Impact Cycle video trailer:
Differentiate your coaching practice to meet the needs of every teacher! Jane Kise takes you on a journey into differentiated coaching with a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who may think differently from you. Through an online self-assessment tool, you will discover how your strengths and beliefs influence your coaching practice. Through examples, case studies, and reflection exercises, you will understand how to: Tailor your coaching practices to meet the needs of each educator Increase teacher willingness to implement new skills in their classrooms Anticipate patterns of resistance and adjust both the content and delivery of professional development
Interactive Student Centered Learning: A Cooperative Approach to Learning concentrates on Student Centered Learning (SCL) which encompasses Active Learning (AL), Cooperative Learning (COL), Collaborative Learning (COLL), and occasionally Constructivism Learning (CONS) teaching methodologies. This book delves into a review of the theories of learning, providing insight into current research regarding how students learn as well as a review of traditional, teacher-centered learning and teaching theories. This book also includes three interactive student centered learning segments; a review of the process, an instructional development process, and an organizational curriculum for educators to utilize an (I/SCL) program. The handbook in the appendices provides teachers with knowledge and information on how to develop an (ISCL) curriculum for teaching students effectively in almost all subjects at the secondary and college level.
Nancy Love,Katherine E. Stiles,Susan Mundry,Kathryn DiRanna
Build a collaborative coaching culture that ensures all adults learn through activities that keep the team focused on student learning. This practical resource provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members, and the particular needs of the school.
Provide targeted professional development on the “nuts and bolts” of instructional coaching! Designed to complement the best-selling book, this comprehensive multimedia presentation provides staff developers with the necessary materials to demonstrate the principles of a partnership approach for coaching teachers to improve classroom instruction. Facilitators will be able to show aspiring and experienced coaches how to get teachers on board, observe teachers, provide model lessons, and engage in reflective conversations. Workshops will include group discussions about: Incorporating the essential components of coaching Fostering positive communication Understanding the relationship between effective teaching and behavior, content knowledge, direct instruction, and formative assessment Includes: VHS Videotape (55 min.), DVD, Facilitator’s Guide, Companion Book
Maggie B. McGatha,Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,Beth McCord Kobett,Jonathan A. Wray
Tools, Plans, and a Process That Works for Any Instructional Leader, Grades K-12
Author: Maggie B. McGatha,Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,Beth McCord Kobett,Jonathan A. Wray
Publisher: Corwin Press
Plan, focus, and lead: Your toolkit for inspiring math teachers What’s your go-to resource for guiding teachers to grow mathematics proficiency in their classrooms? This comprehensive toolkit for busy math coaches positions student learning as the focus of all work, and connects the Eight Mathematical Practices for students with NCTM’s Eight Effective Teaching Practices to deliver coaching strategies that work. Use the coaching cycle—plan, gather data, reflect—to build trust and rapport with teachers. Navigate coaching conversations. Plan, focus, and facilitate professional learning communities. Includes examples from the field, resources, and a plethora of tools to download and share. Create a professional learning plan that empowers you to lead with clarity and purpose.
Charles M. Reigeluth,Brian J. Beatty,Rodney D. Myers
Author: Charles M. Reigeluth,Brian J. Beatty,Rodney D. Myers
Instructional-Design Theories and Models, Volume IV provides a research-based description of the current state of instructional theory for the learner-centered paradigm of education, as well as a clear indication of how different theories and models interrelate. Significant changes have occurred in learning and instructional theory since the publication of Volume III, including advances in brain-based learning, learning sciences, information technologies, internet-based communication, a concern for customizing the student experience to maximize effectiveness, and scaling instructional environments to maximize efficiency. In order to complement the themes of Volume I (commonality and complementarity among theories of instruction), Volume II (diversity of theories) and Volume III (building a common knowledge base), the theme of Volume IV is shifting the paradigm of instruction from teacher-centered to learner-centered and integrating design theories of instruction, assessment, and curriculum. Chapters in Volume IV are collected into three primary sections: a comprehensive view of the learner-centered paradigm of education and training, elaborations on parts of that view for a variety of K-12 and higher education settings, and theories that address ways to move toward the learner-centered paradigm within the teacher-centered paradigm. Instructional-Design Theories and Models, Volume IV is an essential book for anyone interested in exploring more powerful ways of fostering human learning and development and thinking creatively about ways to best meet the needs of learners in all kinds of learning contexts.
Literacy Coaching takes you inside today's main coaching models, exploring their roles and responsibilities. Beginning with what coaches do, Casey provides real-life examples of what you'll need to know and what abilities the job requires, as well as crucial but often overlooked details such as how to build a relationship with your principal and how to assess the strengths and needs of the teachers you'll work with. Then she presents a variety of professional development structures that help you deliver smart, targeted instructional support where and when teachers need it most. Literacy Coaching gets into the nitty-gritty, offering experience-honed advice on these and numerous other important coaching functions: gathering materials, gaining entry, and getting started developing trusting relationships taking notes while observing teachers and students using data to uncover areas of instructional need teaching side by side with a host teacher and debriefing afterward coaching strategies and language running powerful workshops, visitations, and meetings
Craft a culture of engaging, student-centered learning! With over 50 years of experience in education, Alisa H. Braddy and Denise White have compiled this essential toolkit for teachers of any subject or grade level to inject life into their instruction. Suitable for teachers, administrators, or instructional coaches, this resource creates engaging lessons that bring agency and critical thinking to students’ learning. Step-by-step procedures for implementing the various strategies are provided in each chapter as well as: Actual scenarios and vignettes of strategies in action A matrix highlighting the benefits of each strategy Reflection questions to challenge readers’ thinking and generate action
Hands-on resources for new and seasoned school coaches This practical resource offers the foundational skills and tools needed by new coaching educators, as well as presenting an overview of the knowledge and theory base behind the practice. Established coaches will find numerous ways to deepen and refine their coaching practice. Principals and others who incorporate coaching strategies into their work will also find a wealth of resources. Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching which could be implemented as professional development in schools or districts anywhere. Although she addresses the needs of adult learners, her model maintains a student-centered focus, with a specific lens on addressing equity issues in schools. Offers a practical resource for school coaches, principals, district leaders, and other administrators Presents a transformational coaching model which addresses systems change Pays explicit attention to surfacing and interrupting inequities in schools The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation offers a compendium of school coaching ideas, the book's explicit, user-friendly structure enhances the ability to access the information.
Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools
Author: Elena Aguilar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures—and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. Inside these pages you'll find concrete guidance on: Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals Cultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.