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Coaching Classroom Instruction

Author : Tom Roy
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A must-have resource for coaches, leaders, and teams, this book covers approaches for boosting professional growth and macrostrategies that are responsive to student needs. Learn how to offer targeted feedback to teachers, empowering them to identify how they can improve their knowledge and skill. Step-by-step guidelines will help teachers increase their performance on the 280 research-based strategies from Becoming a Reflective Teacher.

Instructional Coaching

Author : Jim Knight
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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

Coaching Classroom Management

Author : Randall S. Sprick
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"The tools in this book were designed and field tested to close the gap between the ideal of research-based practices and the actual implementation of positive classroom management. Administrators will find guidelines for setting expectations and assisting teachers in meeting them. Classroom coaches will discover how they can use the skills they already have to assist teachers in a non-evaluative context. ... Help teachers spend less time dealing with disruptions and more time engaged in the business of teaching. Work with teachers to implement proactive, positive, and instructional approaches, which research has demonstrated achieve results far superior to traditional authoritarian, punitive, or exclusionary models."--Publisher's website.

A Step By Step Guide for Coaching Classroom Teachers in Evidence Based Interventions

Author : Dana D. Marchese
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A Step-By-Step Guide for Coaching Classroom Teachers in Evidence-Based Interventions is a practical guide for school-based professionals. Combining evidence-based practices with the authors' real-life experiences working with classroom teachers, it represents a decade of research. The authors offer step-by-step approaches, based on hundreds of case examples, to overcoming some of the most difficult challenges faced by coaches and teachers in terms of implementation of evidence-based interventions. This book describes the coaching model and offers strategies for monitoring, enhancing, and troubleshooting teacher implementation. In addition to establishing positive coach-teacher relationships, the authors demonstrate how coaches can incorporate strategies that reflect core principles of behavior change, including modeling, reinforcement, and performance feedback. More than 20 handouts are shared in the appendix of the book. No other text features this distinctive blend of theory, research, and real life experiences, making it a valuable and unique contribution to the field.

Using Common Core Standards to Enhance Classroom Instruction Assessment

Author : Robert J. Marzano
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Discover how to weave an in-depth understanding of the Common Core into successful classroom practice with this two-part resource. You’ll learn how to power the standards with guided assessment and measure student progress in a way that accurately reflects learning. Included are hundreds of ready-to-use, research-based proficiency scales for both English language arts and mathematics.

Hands on Literacy Coaching

Author : Nancy N. Boyles
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"Dr. Nancy Boyles integrates literacy instruction and coaching in a step-by-step guide for all literacy coaches. Using the explicit instruction model—and complete with ready-to-use strategies, charts, checklists, protocols, and teaching scenarios—this book guides coaches in: The content of literacy coaching •Setting the stage for literacy learning, building literacy knowledge, and reinforcing literacy knowledge •Creating and managing a literacy-rich classroom environment •Identifying when literacy instruction goes off track The “how-to” of literacy coaching •Adapting techniques to fit teachers' personalities •Intervening with strategies to address common problems •Applying coaching principles •Analyzing literacy instruction through teaching scenarios Dr. Boyles' systematic approach, study guide questions, and coaching scaffolds make Hands-On Literacy Coaching a powerful tool for professional development. An additional interactive component allows coaches to read more about the scenarios and to contribute their own insights online. For literacy coaches, administrators, and teachers of all grade levels."

High Impact Instruction

Author : Jim Knight
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High Impact Instruction is a response to the pressing need among school leaders for research-validated, high-leverage instructional practices that have a significant, positive impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Author Jim Knight provides a simple but powerful framework and set of tools for improving classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment. In addition, the book addresses the most effective forms of professional learning that can be used to ensure that teachers learn the Big Four teaching practices: Instructional Coaching, Partnership Learning, and Intensive Learning Teams.

A Guide to Literacy Coaching

Author : Annemarie B. Jay
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This practical guide presents effective coaching strategies and best practices for enhancing literacy instruction, working with administrators and communities, and boosting student performance across all grade levels.

Practical Literacy Coaching

Author : Jan Miller Burkins
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Enhance your literacy coaching with this rich compilation of ready-made tools to simplify every aspect of the wide range of coaching responsibilities within a school or district.

Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team

Author : Dean T. Spaulding
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Supercharge school improvement with instructional coaches! How can coaches seamlessly integrate themselves into the fabric of a school and help teachers improve their practice from day one? This unique companion provides an inside look at the day-to-day work of an instructional coach and offers field-tested activities, materials, and data collection forms for coaches and instructional leadership teams. The authors address common challenges, including: Observing classrooms and providing formative feedback Reaching out to the hesitant or resistant teacher Adapting data and analysis into usable information for the team Recruiting, training, and supporting new instructional coaches

A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

Author : Robert J. Marzano
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Usher in the new era of school reform. The authors help you transform your schools into organizations that take proactive steps to prevent failure and ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators, you’ll learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of your schools. Each chapter includes what actions should be taken at each level.

The Literacy Coach s Companion PreK 3

Author : Maryann Mraz
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A concise reference with essential protocols for successful early literacy coaching! This book highlights the expanding role of literacy coaches in implementing early and elementary literacy programs. The authors present user-friendly guidelines and evidence-based strategies for sustained professional development, protocols for classroom observations and teacher conferences, and vignettes offering solutions to common coaching challenges. This resource illustrates how coaching professionals can: Define an effective, proactive role in promoting literacy initiatives Strengthen content knowledge and coaching skills to support teachers’ efforts and students’ literacy development Collaborate with teachers and school leaders to establish productive learning communities Communicate their changing roles to administrators

Literacy Coaching to Build Adolescent Learning

Author : Nancy DeVries Guth
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Helping coaches to define their roles, this resource provides practical tools and guidance about decision-making, design needs, professional development for teachers, collaborative relationships, and helping teachers use data.

The Impact Cycle

Author : Jim Knight
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"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:

Coaching a Way to Develop the Teachers Internal Commitment

Author : Eirini Diamantopoulou
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The purpose of this study is to identify and elucidate the influence of coaching in teachers’ attitude and performance as perceived by inexperienced in coaching practice nursery school. The question that guided this study is ‘What is the impact of coaching in a Greek nursery school?’ This study focuses on three research questions: • How do teachers evaluate the coaching experience? • What are the benefits and the implementing of coaching? • If and how teachers’ interaction with coaching changes their attitude? The author’s research was influenced by her first degree in early childhood education, and her own professional background. One head teacher and five teachers provided the study evidence. The qualitative approach was used to collect and analyse the data. This research has been a follow-up to a descriptive, exploratory qualitative case study. The findings were based on several different research tools such as semi-structured interviews, reflective journals, criteria sheets, coaching sheets, and SWOT sheets. The examination of the data highlights 5 key issues: the leadership effects in the working environment and teachers’ performance; the coaching understanding concerns the degree in which respondents clarify the different aspects of coaching; the next category, on coaching difficulties, includes the perceived reasons for which coaching was ineffective; the coaching benefits introduces the positive contributions of the coaching process; and the final key point is the coaching influence in the teachers’ attitude. The findings support that coaching influences the participants’ attitude to a limited but significant degree.

Coaching Teacher Writers

Author : Troy Hicks
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When teachers write, good things can happen; writing helps educators to better understand themselves, as well as students, parents, and colleagues. This practical book illustrates how to encourage, lead, and sustain teacher-writers, especially in group contexts. In contrast to guides on writing and teacher research, this book is designed for those who support teacher-writers, such as teacher educators and literacy coaches. The authors offer descriptions of key practices they have developed over years of coaching, teaching, and collaborating with K–12 teachers who write about classroom instruction, teacher research, or advocacy for better policy and pedagogy. Knowing firsthand just how hard writing can be for teachers, they provide a repertoire of strategies to elicit writing, to support teachers as they write, to find audiences for the teachers’ work, and much more. This book offers clear guidance to coach teacher-writers to: Choose topics and shape ideas.Conquer insecurities and draw from their strengths.Establish authority with their audience.Navigate publishing, including choosing venues and working with editors.Find time and space to write and create the habits of writing daily.Respond to audience reaction to their writing.Reflect on their teaching and writing. Develop a voice and vision as a professional. “Understanding writing is a lifelong journey. This book is an indispensable guide to beginning that journey yourself and together with colleagues.” —Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, executive director, National Writing Project “Gives advice on how I can become a better collaborator, facilitator, and cocreator who helps teachers celebrate the power (and joy) that writing can give them.” —Cathy Fleischer, professor, Eastern Michigan University “The authors know how to support teachers in gathering the courage to write. I am grateful for the ideas that have ignited my own writing.” —Penny Kittle, Teacher and Author

Collabortive Coaching Coaching Partner s Guide

Author : Susan Villani
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Collaborative coaching is a process to enhance intentional practice and improve student learning and achievement. Building upon a foundation of mutual respect and inquiry, coaches support growth by asking questions that promote reflection, and in so doing they also learn about their own practice.This guide provides an overview of mindsets and skill sets essential to a successful coaching process. Susan Villani and Kathy Dunne provide practical information and effective strategies from the perspective of the “coaching partner” on topics such as: * Dimensions of Success * The Coaching Cycle * Norms of Collaboration * Data Gathering * A Continuum of Coaching Behaviors A critically important resource in an era where teacher supervision/evaluation is in the process of being transformed.

Instructional Coaching Multimedia Kit

Author : Jim Knight
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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

How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity

Author : Nina Jones Morel
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Chart your course for success: A guide for school and district leaders Research supports the value of coaches in improving school culture and facilitating change that leads to staff and student success. This comprehensive resource guides school and district leaders through the journey of developing and sustaining an effective coaching program. The authors engage readers with a nautical metaphor that outlines the planning and implementation process, including how to: Cast a vision for the coaching program Determine desired characteristics of instructional coaches Use data to evaluate and refine the program Communicate the benefits to leaders, principals, and teachers Design appropriate professional training and support

Cognitive Capital

Author : Arthur L. Costa
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Building on the authors’ celebrated work in cognitive coaching, this important book provides teachers, schools, and policy leaders with the rationale and new direction for enhancing the development of the intellectual capacity of educators, their performance, and their ultimate effects on student learning. The authors focus on assisting teachers in developing awareness in their own ability to make effective judgments based on all their capabilities and experiences. When teachers weave internal expertise and external criteria together into the exquisite tapestry of teaching and learning, they gain confidence in their ability to make a difference for all students. Rather than spending time becoming better inspectors and enforcers, Cognitive Capital calls for skillful leaders to engage educators’ thought processes which promote practices that have high impacts on their students. “The authors have positioned ‘cognitive capital’ at the center of understanding and developing teacher quality and have succeeded brilliantly.” —Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, author of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School “In contrast to the persistent trend of simplifying teaching via reductive evaluation tools, Costa, Garmston, and Zimmerman dive fearlessly into its complexities. Cultivating ‘cognitive capital’ is a refreshing new direction for educators to embrace. The ideas and recommended actions in this fascinating book support a culture of thoughtful innovation which develops mindful and resourceful professionals. The contemporary learners in our classrooms need nothing less.” —Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president, Curriculum Designers, Inc., curriculum21.com Arthur L. Costa is emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento. Robert J. Garmston is emeritus professor of educational administration at California State University, Sacramento. Diane P. Zimmerman is a former superintendent for the Old Adobe Schools in Petaluma, California.