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Instructional coaches and the instructional leadership team : a guide for school-building improvement

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Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, Calif., p.140 (2012)

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Cubb LB2806.4 .S7 2012



Educational leadership--United States--Handbooks, etc, manuals, School improvement programs--United States, School management and organization--United States, School supervision--United States--Handbooks


Contents: "I'm so glad you're here!" The first day as an instructional coach -- The instructional coach and the instructional leadership team : a unique approach -- Refocus and start again! THe instructional leadership team supporting the instructional coach -- The day-to-day work of the instructional coach -- An idea for the day : strategies and ideas to encourage engagement between teachers and the ILT -- Assessing individual and group strengths : strategies for working with the resistant teacher -- Changing teacher practices through classroom field-testing : the ILT's role -- The ILT's role in changing teacher practices buildingwide -- A new coach in town! The ILT's role in training new instructional coaches -- Toolbox for the instructional coach : examples of surveys, protocols, and tools.; Summary: For instructional coaches, no two days are ever the same. This unique companion melds theory and practice to show how coaches can seamlessly integrate themselves into the fabric of the school and help teachers improve their practice from day one. Dean Spaulding and Gail Smith address common challenges of coaches and instructional leadership teams, including: observing classrooms and providing formative feedback; reaching out to the hesitant or resistant teacher; adapting data and analysis into usable information for the team; and recruiting, training, and supporting new instructional coaches. Journal entries based on the real-life experiences give an inside look at the day-to-day work of an instructional coach and the power of coaching to improve teacher effectiveness. The book also includes field-tested activities, materials, and forms for collecting data, navigating busy days, and organizing information. --Publisher description.

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