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Educational LeadershipNovember 2019A Culture of Coaching
Instructional coaching and leadership coaching have become key forms of educator professional development and growth. The November 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at the dynamics of effective coaching and how schools can create the right conditions to support it.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
14 Why Teacher Autonomy Is Central to Coaching SuccessJim KnightTo foster improvement and responsible accountability, instructional coaches must honor teachers’ choices and discretion.
22 You Can’t Have a Coaching Culture Without a StructureElena AguilarTen key elements can help school leaders design stronger coaching programs.
30 If Instructional Coaching Really Works, Why Isn’t It Working?Michael S. MoodySchools must build a system of coaching rather than relying on individual coaches to carry the load.
38 How to Get the Most Out of a Coaching SessionNina J. MorelSix tips to help teachers bring their A game to coaching opportunities.
44 What You Practice Is What You ValuePaul Bambrick-SantoyoA culture of coaching depends on a shared language around specific teaching skills and a norm of constant practice.
50 Using Video to Showcase Great TeachingDavid O’ShellTo create a robust video coaching culture at your school, keep it upbeat and low-stakes.
53 Assessing Your School’s Readiness for CoachingCarrie LupoliBefore you dive into a coaching program, make sure your school has the foundations and practices to maintain it.
56 Our Journey to Improve CoachingLora DeWalt and Tammy MayberryHow one district reinvented its coaching program by focusing on community, relationships, and time.
62 A New Paradigm for Leadership Coaching in SchoolsJennifer GillTargeted training for principal coaches can be a difference-maker in school leadership development.
68 A Principal’s Guide to Supporting Instructional Coaching Jacy Ippolito and Rita M. BeanLeadership practices can make or break a school’s coaching culture.
74 “But I Don’t Need a Coach!”Cathy TollStrategies for developing coaching partnerships with reluctant teachers.
78 How Good Coaches Build Alliance with TeachersJennifer D. PierceCoaches, like therapists, must recognize that relationships are foundational to their work.
9 Reader’s Guide/Expanding on Coaching’s PotentialAnthony Rebora
84 Research Matters/Finding the Right GlueBryan Goodwin and Meagan TaylorPeer coaching—done well—can make professional learning stick.
86 Show & Tell: A Video Column/Don’t Just Think Aloud, Think AlongDouglas Fisher and Nancy Frey When you think aloud to help students grasp a concept, make sure they’re thinking with you.
88 Leading Together/Talking It OutJill Harrison BergUsing coaching skills to engage in emotionally charged conversations.
90 Confronting Inequity/Free the Lesson Plans!Matthew R. KayHow short-term lesson-planning requirements disrupt good teaching.
92 One to Grow On/Collegial Conversations Can Fuel Teacher GrowthCarol Ann TomlinsonFrequent idea-sharing and structured peer coaching energize teachers.
6 Readers React
82 Index to Advertisers
94 Tell Us About/Readers reflect on a coaching moment that changed their way of thinking.
95 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL Takeaways/Coaching Conversations
EL ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Coaching Without CoachesMcKenna A. SerowkaInnovative opt-in approaches helped one school make it easier for teachers to be observed and get structured feedback from colleagues.
Educational LeadershipFebruary 2020Rooted in ReadingVolume 77, No. 5
DescriptionDeveloping strong, enthusiastic readers is one of the central objectives of schools, and yet reading instruction is often beset by complex structural challenges, shifting resources, and competing priorities. The February 2020 issue of Educational Leadership is "Rooted in Reading," as we dig deep into the nuances of effective reading instruction and uncover the best strategies to support student engagement in reading at all levels.