Instructional Coaches and Classroom Teachers: Sharing the Road to Success Grades K-6

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  • Copyright: 2008-05-30
  • Publisher: Shell Education
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This unique look at instructional coaching as a team approach will give both coaches and teachers the tools they need to create a successful partnership and improve classroom instruction.

Author Biography

Cheryl Jones, M.Ed., is the Supervisor of Reading First Schools and the K-3 Reading Coach Project in Hillsborough County, Florida, the eighth-largest school district in the nation

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 5
Prefacep. 8
Acknowledgementsp. 10
Introductionp. 13
Starting Down the Yellow Brick Roadp. 19
Thoughts About Coachingp. 19
Some Observations About Teaching and Coachingp. 19
Mapping Our Way to Coachingp. 25
What Coaching Can Do for Youp. 28
Moving Ahead on the Yellow Brick Roadp. 32
Teachers Talk About Coaching Experiencesp. 35
Taking the Road Less Traveledp. 39
Thoughts About Coachingp. 39
Some Observations About Commitmentp. 39
The Courage to Follow the Less-Traveled Roadp. 41
Recognizing Detours and Dead Endsp. 53
Thoughts About Coachingp. 53
Some Observations About Misinterpreting Wordsp. 53
Coaching Myths and Realitiesp. 55
Top 10+ Reasons to Work with a Coachp. 69
Sharing the Drivingp. 73
Thoughts About Coachingp. 73
Some Observations About Relationshipsp. 73
Defining Roles of the School-Based Coachp. 74
Building the Teacher-Coach Relationshipp. 78
Working with a Coachp. 84
Finding Rewards in Twists and Turnsp. 95
Thoughts About Coachingp. 95
Some Observations About Navigating the Unknownp. 95
Examining Coaching Over the Span of a Teaching Careerp. 97
Coaching Experiences Common to All Teachersp. 100
Getting Off to a Strong Startp. 107
Five-Year Slumpp. 113
Smokin' Not Smolderingp. 120
Fading or Going Out in a Blaze of Gloryp. 126
Slowing Down to Speed Upp. 131
Thoughts About Coachingp. 131
Some Observations About Paying Attentionp. 131
Pacing Ourselvesp. 132
Contexts for Coachingp. 133
Teaching, Coaching, and Learningp. 136
Navigating Your Own Coaching Pathp. 143
Thoughts About Coachingp. 143
Some Observations About Getting Helpp. 143
Peer Coachingp. 145
Self-Directed Coachingp. 159
Becoming a Teacher Leaderp. 162
Taking the High Roadp. 165
Thoughts About Coachingp. 165
Some Observations About Potential Pitfallsp. 165
Remain True to the Purpose of Coachingp. 167
Coaching Options for High-Level Teaching and Reflectingp. 179
Coaching Planp. 181
Coach Visit Checklistp. 182
Video Observation and Analysis Checklistp. 183
Audiotape Analysis Checklistp. 185
Gradual Release of Responsibility Lesson Planp. 187
Coaching Collaboration Checklistp. 188
Classroom Routines Self-Analysis Checklistp. 189
What Do I Know About My Students as Learners?p. 191
Self-Analysis of Strategy Talkp. 192
Online Resourcesp. 193
Quotes About Teaching, Coaching, and Learningp. 196
References Citedp. 200
Related Readingp. 205
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