Your Adventure Begins Now!
Whether you are new to instructional coaching, you’re a teacher who wants to improve your own practice and share your learning, or you’re a building or district leader who wants to better support your teachers, let this book be your guide.
The Coach ADVenture, by Amy Illingworth, EdD, explains and equips you with essential instructional leadership coaching skills that impact teacher and student learning. Each chapter ends with a coaching adventure that follows the leadership journeys of two educators who apply these essential skills to their contexts.
The ADVenture begins with showing Appreciation for each individual’s strengths, learning to Design a plan that empowers educators to transform their practice, and adding Value to each teacher’s repertoire. Throughout this book, you will find . . .
• A road map for your journey as an instructional coach
• Examples from the field, where Illingworth shares her successes and failures in her own learning, leading, and coaching journey
• Practical examples of instructional coaching action
Let The Coach ADVenture begin!
“Designed to meet you where you are as a coach whether you are just starting out in the coaching role as either a teacher or administrator, you’re frustrated that your coaching isn’t producing the desired results, or you’re a seasoned coach looking for some inspiration, The Coach ADVenture is for you.”
—Shelley Burgess, co-author of Lead Like a PIRATE
“This will definitely be in my go-to books in working with new leaders and in furthering my own coaching effectiveness.”
—Amy Glenn, teacher and former coach, Vista Unified School District
“Whether you’re a novice or veteran educator looking to improve student learning and achievement, this book is a must-read.”
—Dianna Carberry, EdD, retired assistant superintendent of leadership development and systems innovation, Sweetwater Union High School District