Back to Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders (EBOOK)
Emphasizing just three things—identifying teachers' strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity—this book lays out a clear and practical pathway toward higher student achievement. Front-line advice from a principal and an instructional coach helps you increase your faculty's instructional effectiveness by implementing the principles of strength-based school improvement:
- Why a partnership among three elements—the building administrator, the instructional coach, and a professional learning community—virtually assures that teacher professional development efforts will be personal, meaningful, and effective.
- How an instructional coach can help teachers move through a Continuum of Self-Reflection directly linked to classroom effectiveness.
- What building administrators can do to inspire, encourage, and activate the potential and output of every single teacher.
Two easy-to-use tools and lots of anecdotes and examples from the field ensure you know what to look for, do, and say in order to start seeing positive results right now.
"This is an incredibly practical argument for just how school people need to work to improve classroom instruction. The authors have 'been there, done that' when it comes to school improvement, and their Continuum of Self-Reflection is a wonderful scheme for keeping everyone focused on the things that really matter."
"Monitoring classroom instruction is a critical tool for improving performance, and in this book, the authors describe the success they had with an approach to walk-throughs built on detailed individual feedback and coaching. It's a valuable contribution to the literature on walk-throughs and the impact they can have on student performance."
(ASCD E-Book, 2008) Downloadable PDF e-book with bonus EPUB and Kindle-friendly MOBI e-books. Note: This is an electronic product, available for download only.