Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction Jim Knight, ISBN-13: 978-1412927246

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Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction by Jim Knight, ISBN-13: 978-1412927246

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  • Publisher: ‎ Corwin Press (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 256 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1412927242
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1412927246

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

Table of Contents:

Preface Acknowledgments About the Author1. Why Coaching?2. What Does Coaching Look Like?3. What Is the Partnership Philosophy?4. Partnership Communication: Creating Learning Conversations5. Getting Teachers on Board and Finding a Starting Point6. Modeling, Observing, and Collaboratively Exploring Data7. Focusing on the Big Four: Behavior, Content Knowledge, Direct Instruction, and Formative Assessment8. How Coaches Can Spread Knowledge9. Coaches as Leaders of Change Resource: Instructional Coach’s Tool Kit References Index

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