Creating a peer literacy coaching program from scratch is no easy task. Making it focused, dynamic, and effective is even harder. In this inspiring and immensely readable book, veteran educators Amy Sandvold and Maelou Baxter present a blueprint for creating a successful coaching plan in districts and schools. Drawing both on their personal experiences and on conclusions from the research, the authors offer clear and candid advice on such issues as
• Choosing appropriate coaches among teachers and training them to coach effectively.
• Tailoring literacy coaching initiatives to particular schools or districts.
• Creating balanced coaching schedules that take into account the needs of everyone involved.
• Working harmoniously with fellow coaches and school staff.
• Using assessment data to strengthen coaching practices.
From establishing an initial coaching vision to ensuring its lasting legacy, all aspects of peer literacy coaching are covered in The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching. Equally suitable for teachers and administrators, this book is an indispensable guide for those seeking to improve the quality of literacy education in their schools.
|Publisher:||Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||359 KB|
Table of Contents
Fundamental 1: Be Prepared
Fundamental 2: Make Friends
Fundamental 3: Teach!
Fundamental 4: Be Consistent
Fundamental 5: Keep It Strong with Data
Fundamental 6: Seek First to Understand
About the Authors
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The authors of this book keep it real in literacy coaching. They speak from in the trenches and give great concrete suggestions and stories. They include a coaching framework that incorporates videotaping that was very effective. I highly recommend this text for all literacy coaches and leaders supporting literacy coaching initiatives.