Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching / Edition 2

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Overview

This book expands on the framework established in the original volume of Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching. It provides many examples that can be incorporated into any educational environment. It outlines the why, who, what, and how of a sound coaching program. The new edition adds sections on the impact of learning styles on coaching, extends the connections between coaching, mentoring, and supervision, and includes instructional coaching. It contains updated examples of various coaching models in place, including international examples.

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Editorial Reviews

Marie Costanza
Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching is an exemplary resource for any school district whose goal is to establish a common language that can be used by mentors, administrators and coaches. Steve Barkley provides practical coaching models that are grounded in research, and he provides real examples that can be adapted to any school. The Career in Teaching Program of the Rochester City School District has included this book as a "must read" by all mentors in the program.
Diane Ray
This book is a must for any educator striving to make positive changes in student achievement! Steve Barkley provides the best practical approaches for educators to view student behaviors as they relate to the strategies teachers are implementing in the classroom. This book outlines how increased collaboration through ongoing coaching is critical for improving student achievement and refining the skills of every teacher.
Denny Berry
As the consummate practitioner he is, Stephen Barkley has worked tirelessly for twenty-five years, long before it became popular, to educate so many others about the immense power of teachers coaching their peers so that all students learn. His accessible language, his practical and immediately useful strategies, and his inspiring stories make this book the single most important resource for any school or school system caring about their 'culture' of coaching.
Jim Knight
Stephen Barkley's book on coaching was one of the first I read when we were developing our instructional coaching approach, and it remains one of my favorites. Anyone interested in improving instruction will find a lot of useful information here.
Inc. Book News
Barkley, a former classroom teacher who teaches educators and administrators in the US and internationally about effective teaching, describes the importance and use of coaching in teaching. He explains the differences between mentoring and coaching, its components, coaching skills and the three-part process, and case studies and examples of coaching programs in the US and other countries. This edition has been updated to include examples, opportunities to practice specific skills, a clearly defined coaching process, applications for different school professionals, and up-to-date anecdotes and quotes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607096337
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 260,992
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen G. Barkley immersed himself in the promotion of coaching for teachers and has since afforded opportunities for success in educational coaching cultures worldwide. Barkley has extraordinary knowledge and perspective about a teacher's life in the classroom and is a highly motivational and riveting speaker. He serves as a catalyst for growth_a role model who practices what he teaches.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I: The Value of Coaching Chapter 4 Why Coaching? Chapter 5 Who's on First? Defining the Role of the Coach Chapter 6 Okay What Is Coaching? Chapter 7 The Skills of Coaching Part 8 Part II: The Coaching Process Chapter 9 The Preobservation Conference Chapter 10 The Observation Chapter 11 The Postobservation Conference Part 12 Part III: Applications of Coaching Chapter 13 I'm Ready! How Do I Create a Coaching Culture? Chapter 14 Who Has Coaching Programs? How Are They Working?

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