Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction / Edition 1

Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction / Edition 1

by Jim Knight
     
 

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

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927246
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
99,043
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

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

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