Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

by Pete Hall, Alisa Simeral
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416607471

ISBN-13: 9781416607472

Pub. Date: 12/22/2008

Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

Educators know that teachers are a school's most essential strength. In Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site-based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a

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Educators know that teachers are a school's most essential strength. In Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site-based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a stronger and more cohesive staff, and achieve greater academic success. Their model of Strength-Based School Improvement is an alternative to a negative, deficit-approach focused on fixing what's wrong. Instead, they show school leaders how to achieve their goals by working together to maximize what's right.

Filled with clear, proven strategies and organized around two easy-to-use tools—the innovative Continuum of Self-Reflection and a feedback-focused walk-through model—this book offers a differentiated approach to coaching and supervision centered on identifying and nurturing teachers' individual strengths and helping them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction. Here, you'll find front-line advice from the authors, one a principal and the other an instructional coach, on just what to look for, do, and say in order to start seeing positive results right now.

This is an incredibly practical argument for just how school people need to work to improve classroom instruction. The authors have "been there, done that" when it comes to school improvement, and their Continuum of Self-Reflection is a wonderful scheme for keeping everyone focused on the things that really matter.—Richard Allington

Monitoring classroom instruction is a critical tool for improving performance, and in this book, the authors describe the success they had with an approach to walk-throughs built on detailed individual feedback and coaching. It's a valuable contribution to the literature on walk-throughs and the impact they can have on student performance.—Mike Schmoker

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416607472
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
158,993
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Opening a Window to School Improvement
1. Strength-Based School Improvement
2. The Coach-Administrator Partnership
Part II: Coaching Along the Continuum
3. Introduction to the Coach's Role
4. The Coaching Framework
5. The Unaware Stage
6. The Conscious Stage
7. The Action Stage
8. The Refinement Stage
Part III: The Enduring Work of Building Administrators
9. Introduction to the Administrator's Role
10. Individual Relationships
11. Daily, Intentional Supervision
12. Reflective Feedback
13. Development and Evaluation
Concluding Thoughts
References and Resources
Index
About the Authors

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