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In Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy, literacy experts Shari Frost, Roberta Buhle, and Camille Blachowicz provide more than 50 practical activities designed to help K–12 literacy professionals
Self-assessment tools are included to help literacy coaches reflect on their own activities, develop their role and goals, and establish themselves as valuable literacy resources within the school. Assorted tools help coaches open and maintain lines of communication, form action teams, and procure and organize materials. And the numerous professional development tools help coaches enrich teachers’ knowledge of instructional strategies. All tools are also available for download.
Whether you are new to literacy coaching or a seasoned coach looking to reenergize your approach, these proven tools can help you cultivate a vibrant and effective literacy program.
(ASCD Action Tool, 2009) 8 1/2” x 11”, 230 pages.
Educational coaches—whether math, literacy, instructional, or curriculum coaches—vary in the content of the work they do and in the grade range of the teachers with whom they work. But “good coaching is good coaching,” as coaching expert Cathy A. Toll affirms in this, her newest book. All coaches seek to help solve problems and increase teacher success, and they all depend on effective collaboration to do so. This practical guide shows readers how to get the most out of educational coaching.