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How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity
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How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity



April 2012 | 232 pages | Corwin
How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity is a comprehensive start-to-finish guide for developing and sustaining a coaching program. The book guides readers through the following process:Align the program with the mission and goals of the school or districtUse data to continuously evaluate and refine the programDesign appropriate professional development for coaches, principals, and other school administratorsBuildáan organizational culture that supports the coaching endeavor Throughout the book, the authors incorporate the classic metaphor of a sea journey to describe the process, perils, and celebrations of program design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.

 
Foreword by Stephen G. Barkley
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Prevailing Winds: Navigating the Perfect Storm
 
2. Dead Reckoning: Beginning Wth the End in Mind
 
3. Sounding the Depths: Using Data for Reflecting, Refining, and Celebrating
 
4. Ready, Set, Sail: Selecting the Coaching Crew
 
5. O, Captain, My Captain: Preparing the Principal
 
6. Anchors Aweigh: Preparing Coaches Through Preservice Instruction
 
7. All Hands on Deck: Preparing the Teachers and Staff
 
8. Trimming the Sails: Ongoing Professional Learning and Support
 
9. Mooring the Ship: Avalon or Ithaca?
 
Resources
 
References
 
Facilitator's Guide
 
References for Facilitator's Guide
 
Index

“This insightful and impressive book stresses that taking the difficult path with grace and wit is the hallmark of a great coach. In addition, the authors accurately describe what coaches should and should not do for their clients.”

Gail A. Epps, Program Manager, New Teacher Induction
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

“This is a much needed book. I found great value in its framework for planning a drastic change in school culture through collaboration among administrators and campus-level stakeholders.”

Vanessa Nieto-Gomez, Training and Professional Development Administrator
Houston Independent School District, TX
Key features
(1) Provides a practical framework for starting and sustaining a viable instructional coaching program.
(2) Chapter includes tools to "model the model," e.g., reflection prompts, vignettes, and brain-based learning activities for groups.
(3) Includes an array of reproducibles to help readers navigate throughout their own journeys.

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