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Author Knight, Jim.

Title Instructional coaching : a partnership approach to improving instruction / Jim Knight.

Imprint Thousand Oaks, CA : NSDC : Corwin Press, ©2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  PRO 370.71 Knight    ---  Available
Description xv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.
Contents Why coaching? -- What does coaching look like? -- What is the partnership philosophy? -- Partnership communication : creating learning conversations -- Getting teachers on board and finding a starting point -- Modeling, observing, and collaboratively exploring data -- Focusing on the big four : behavior, content, knowledge, direct instruction, and formative assessment -- How coaches can spread knowledge -- Coaches as leaders of change -- Resource : instructional coach's tool kit.
Summary "Teachers helping teachers is a great way to create a powerful instructional staff. Knight has included very practical and useful tools to help teachers achieve excellence." â€"Dale E. Moxley, Principal, Round Lake Elementary School, Mount Dora, FL "Provides valuable insight for mentors who are in the field working daily with novice teachers." J. Helen Perkins, Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching, a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention, provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement new programs that improve student learning. The product of more than eight years of study, this approach to professional development has been proven to help schools respond to the pressures of accountability and reform. Experienced trainer, developer, 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, observing teachers, 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 Forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, reports, and other ready-to-use tools A short summary of the main chapter points This book is perfect for coaches, aspiring coaches, as well as the staff developers, trainers, teacher leaders, principals, and other educators who work with coaches and oversee coaching programs.
Subject Teachers -- In-service training -- United States.
Teacher effectiveness -- United States.
Enseignants -- Formation en cours d'emploi -- États-Unis.
Enseignants -- Efficacité -- États-Unis.
Teacher effectiveness. (OCoLC)fst01144210
Teachers -- In-service training. (OCoLC)fst01144294
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781412927239 (cloth)
9781412927246 (pbk.)
1412927234 (hbk.)
1412927242 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000040933933
DEBBG BV022506024
NZ1 11034345
UKMGB 013678383
YDXCP 2493123
YDXCP 2493124

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