Effective Strategies for School Transformation

Author: Elena Aguilar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421027

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 1344

Hands-on resources for new and seasoned school coaches This practical resource offers the foundational skills and tools needed by new coaching educators, as well as presenting an overview of the knowledge and theory base behind the practice. Established coaches will find numerous ways to deepen and refine their coaching practice. Principals and others who incorporate coaching strategies into their work will also find a wealth of resources. Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching which could be implemented as professional development in schools or districts anywhere. Although she addresses the needs of adult learners, her model maintains a student-centered focus, with a specific lens on addressing equity issues in schools. Offers a practical resource for school coaches, principals, district leaders, and other administrators Presents a transformational coaching model which addresses systems change Pays explicit attention to surfacing and interrupting inequities in schools The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation offers a compendium of school coaching ideas, the book's explicit, user-friendly structure enhances the ability to access the information.
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Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools

Author: Elena Aguilar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111898417X

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 6819

The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures—and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. Inside these pages you'll find concrete guidance on: Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals Cultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.
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A Handbook of Tips and Tools

Author: Jenny Bird,Sarah Gornall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317486056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 6163

The Art of Coaching is a book to shift thinking and open up new possibilities, to stimulate fresh insight, to adapt to your needs as a coach or manager and to use creatively in practice. Written by two experienced, highly qualified international coaches and supervisors, this creative book offers ideas to use across the range of coaching contexts including leadership, decision making, change and supervision. Combining brand-new, original diagrams with classic models from the learning development and management fields, Jenny Bird and Sarah Gornall have a created a valuable resource for quick reference, instant accessibility and fast learning, built on a strong theoretical base. Each model in the book is explained with a clear, accessible diagram and a simple guide to what it is, how it works and how to put it into action. The text is full of inspiration for applications of the ideas in scenarios based on real coaching practice. The Art of Coaching will be an invaluable companion for coaches looking for new ways of developing awareness with clients, coaching students and trainees, coach supervisors, learning and development professionals and those working in human resource departments.
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Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

Author: Elena Aguilar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119364906

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 5012

A practical framework to avoid burnout and keep great teachers teaching Onward tackles the problem of educator stress, and provides a practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching. Stress is part of the job, but when 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years because the stress is making them physically and mentally ill, things have gone too far. Unsurprisingly, these effects are highest in difficult-to-fill positions such as math, science, and foreign languages, and in urban areas and secondary classrooms—places where we need our teachers to be especially motivated and engaged. This book offers a path to resiliency to help teachers weather the storms and bounce back—and work toward banishing the rain for good. This actionable framework gives you concrete steps toward rediscovering yourself, your energy, and your passion for teaching. You’ll learn how a simple shift in mindset can affect your outlook, and how taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is one of the most important things you can do. The companion workbook helps you put the framework into action, streamlining your way toward renewal and strength. Cultivate resilience with a four-part framework based on 12 key habits Uncover your true self, understand emotions, and use your energy where it counts Adopt a mindful, story-telling approach to communication and community building Keep learning, playing, and creating to create an environment of collective celebration By cultivating resilience in schools, we help ensure that we are working in, teaching in, and leading organizations where every child thrives, and where the potential of every child is recognized and nurtured. Onward provides a step-by-step plan for reigniting that spark.
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A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293341

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1727

An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports
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A Guide for K–8 Coaches and Principals

Author: Diane Sweeney

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452238693

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 9355

Improve student outcomes with data-driven coaching Student-Centered Coaching is grounded on the premise that school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. Shifting the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets for student achievement makes coaching more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in fostering a culture of learning. Each chapter includes: A model for designing and implementing student-centered coaching Data-driven coaching tools and techniques focused on student learning Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort
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Unlocking the Power of Collaboration

Author: Les Foltos

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483300218

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 3069

Teachers are better together! For schools to implement the classroom changes the future demands, teachers must learn how to collaborate effectively. This book details the deeply-researched peer coaching method formulated by Les Foltos and implemented in over 40 countries with powerful results. Its insights include: How peer coaching that makes a difference involves much more than just offering advice. How a coaching relationship is first built on trust, and then on the willingness to take risks. Why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education.
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A Framework for Helping Educators Change

Author: Jane A. G. Kise

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506343198

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 3517

Learn how meeting teachers' needs for growth translates to student success! We know that different students learn in different ways. Adult learners do too! Discover a framework for helping teachers change by differentiating approaches to development based on their learning styles and personality types. This expanded second edition includes: An online tool to discover your personality type and how it fits into a strength-based framework for working with people who do and don't think like you A new coaching cycle model with core questions for differentiating coaching and planning your next coaching move Five key elements for effectively coaching teachers for change
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Daily Activities to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience and Thrive

Author: Elena Aguilar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119367271

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 9506

An empowering journey that keeps great teachers in the classroom The Onward Workbook is a collection of tools and strategies that help teachers banish the burnout and cultivate true resilience. Keyed to the framework presented in Onward, this companion piece augments the text with practical exercises, coaching, and step-by-step walkthroughs of beneficial practices. Deep introspection allows you to verbalize your feelings, name your challenges, and identify the tools you have and the tools you need—from there, you’ll explore each of the 12 Key Habits and learn how to put them into practice every day. In cultivating resilience within yourself and your teaching practice, you improve your health, your outlook, and your relationships while building an environment in which every child succeeds. This workbook takes you on a journey of specific self-discovery that changes your perspective, renews your confidence, and empowers you to make the much-needed changes that allow you to continue inspiring young minds. Dig deeper within to discover what you’re truly made of Decode complex emotions, body language, and nonverbal communications Challenge your beliefs, build community, and navigate difficult interactions Learn more, feel more, play more, and practice effective self-care Resiliency is an underrated skill—one that can make all the difference in our schools. Challenges will always arise, but it is your response that dictates the outcome. Can you think of a more important lesson for your students? When some 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years, it is clear that changes must be made. The Onward Workbook equips you to make the changes that you can, and flourish into the future. While this book can be used by individuals, it is also designed so that groups, teams, departments, or an entire staff can take up the learning together. There are specific suggestions in the workbook for using this with a group, and educators will reap even more reward from discussing the practices and experiences with colleagues.
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Author: Diane Sweeney

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483306313

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5245

Your straightforward resource for coaching partnerships that focus on student learning This follow-up to Sweeney's bestseller applies the principles and tools of student-centered coaching to the unique challenges of middle and high schools. By focusing coaching on student learning—rather than on fixing teachers—a coach can make a measurable impact on student achievement. Sweeney provides guidance for: Tackling the challenge of coaching across a variety of content areas at the secondary level Extending coaching to teams of teachers, rather than just individuals Using standards, such as the Common Core, to coach toward specific goals for student learning Embedding formative assessments into coaching conversations
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Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time

Author: Linda M. Gross Cheliotes,Marceta Fleming Reilly

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412981832

Category: Education

Page: 109

View: 6554

Learn how coaching conversations—which are different from supervisory and mentoring conversations—shift responsibility for instructional improvement from the school leader to the entire school community!
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Getting Better Results for Students, Educators, and Parents

Author: Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042991203X

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 7347

Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents will support educational organisations in learning more about the current interest in coaching approaches within schools, colleges and universities. With chapters on coaching in primary schools and secondary schools, with students, staff and parents, this book provides a sound basis for introducing coaching into any educational setting. This book brings together the latest national and international academic research with real case studies and a focus on practice that makes a difference for learners. Starting with a review of the existing literature and research into the area of coaching in education, the book goes on to consider the role of coaching educational leaders, coaching within the primary school setting and then secondary school settings.The notion of "mental toughness" and its relationship to coaching is also explored. The US and Australian perspectives on coaching in education are discussed in two chapters written by leading experts - instructional coaching in the US and the integration of positive and coaching psychology in Australia. This is followed by a chapter that focuses on coaching for parents, which is a growing area of interest. Finally, the book concludes with a practical consideration of creating "Coaching Cultures for Learning", proposing a number of models and next steps.Interesting case studies relating to coaching in primary schools, secondary schools and universities are also shared. Written by academics and expert educational practitioners, Coaching in Education is set to become the standard text for anyone interested in studying the subject. Even more importantly, it can be used to support educators who would like to develop coaching cultures for learning for their own students.
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The Essentials

Author: Katherine Casey

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009414

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 2808

Literacy Coaching takes you inside today's main coaching models, exploring their roles and responsibilities. Beginning with what coaches do, Casey provides real-life examples of what you'll need to know and what abilities the job requires, as well as crucial but often overlooked details such as how to build a relationship with your principal and how to assess the strengths and needs of the teachers you'll work with. Then she presents a variety of professional development structures that help you deliver smart, targeted instructional support where and when teachers need it most. Literacy Coaching gets into the nitty-gritty, offering experience-honed advice on these and numerous other important coaching functions: gathering materials, gaining entry, and getting started developing trusting relationships taking notes while observing teachers and students using data to uncover areas of instructional need teaching side by side with a host teacher and debriefing afterward coaching strategies and language running powerful workshops, visitations, and meetings
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A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: 9781412969154

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 2831

Provide targeted professional development on the “nuts and bolts” of instructional coaching! Designed to complement the best-selling book, this comprehensive multimedia presentation provides staff developers with the necessary materials to demonstrate the principles of a partnership approach for coaching teachers to improve classroom instruction. Facilitators will be able to show aspiring and experienced coaches how to get teachers on board, observe teachers, provide model lessons, and engage in reflective conversations. Workshops will include group discussions about: Incorporating the essential components of coaching Fostering positive communication Understanding the relationship between effective teaching and behavior, content knowledge, direct instruction, and formative assessment Includes: VHS Videotape (55 min.), DVD, Facilitator’s Guide, Companion Book
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The New Essential for School Leaders

Author: Kathryn Kee,Karen Anderson,Vicky Dearing,Edna Harris,Frances Shuster

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452271674

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 4960

Discover how RESULTS coaching can foster continuous growth and improvement in your entire staff! RESULTS coaching is a leadership model based on coaching relationships with staff members to help them grow as professionals. Built upon the International Coach Federation standards and coaching competencies, this resource for “coach-leaders” offers: A navigation system for creative thinking and solution finding Effective communication methods, such as committed listening, powerful paraphrasing, and reflective feedback Testimonials of coach-leaders describing the impact of results coaching Strategies, tools, and questions for conducting open and reflective conversations
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Building Principal and Coach Partnerships

Author: Diane Sweeney,Ann Mausbach

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544320566

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3830

Essential leadership moves for supporting instructional coaching in your school Strong leadership is essential in any successful instructional coaching effort. This action-oriented guideprovides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools required for leading coaching efforts that have a measurable impact on student and teacher learning. Filled with ideas that school leaders can easily apply, this book includes: Tools and techniques for preparing a school for coaching, launching a coaching culture, and supporting coaches Leadership moves and lessons from the field that provide strategies for building principal and coach partnerships Recommendations for coaches to use as they strive to increase their impact
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Approaches and Perspectives

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412969253

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 9440

Experts review coaches’ roles, examine research, and provide in-depth discussions of specific coaching models, including literacy, cognitive, instructional, content-focused, classroom management, and leadership coaching.
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A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119496608

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 4954

Cut through the mystique to learn the real drivers of great school leadership Leverage Leadership 2.0 answers the basic question: what do great school leaders do that separates them from the rest? Rooted in the observation and training of over 20,000 school leaders worldwide, Leverage Leadership 2.0 offers a practical, updated and easier-to-use follow-up to the original, with field-tested techniques and actionable advice. As educational leaders around the world implement Leverage Leadership ideas, their collective stories have revealed a simple framework by which the seven levers may be implemented: See It, Name It, Do It. This book aligns classic Leverage Leadership principles with this proven framework to streamline implementation and help good leaders become great. Expert discussion and real-life success stories prove that effective leadership is not about innate charisma, charm, or personality—it’s about how a leader uses their time. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, this book shows you what to do, and how and when to do it. The companion DVD includes 30 real-world videos that showcase effective leadership happening in our schools right now, and all templates, tools, and other professional development materials have been fully refreshed with a renewed focus on real-world implementation. Informational, inspirational, and highly motivational, this book explores both the separate components of success and what it looks like as a whole. Learn the core principles of effective leadership Understand what success looks like on the ground Practice the seven levers of leadership that allow transformational growth Adopt the tools and techniques that facilitate a schoolwide transformation Educational leaders from a diverse array of schools around the world have found unprecedented success using the key principles detailed in Leverage Leadership, and this book is inspired — and informed — by their stories. Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the practical resource school leaders need to start making real change happen today.
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Seven Daily Drivers to Support Teacher Effectiveness (Instructional Leadership and Coaching Strategies for Teacher Support)

Author: Nathan D. Lang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945349485

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 7188

Instructional coaches play a crucial role in helping educators meet the ever-changing demands placed on teaching and learning. With this practical guide, coaches will discover seven drivers they can use to best support teachers in their daily work: (1) collaboration, (2) transparency, (3) inquiry, (4) discourse, (5) reverberation, (6) sincerity, and (7) influence. Each chapter offers instructional coaching strategies, research, and examples to help readers evaluate, refine, and implement these drivers in their educational coaching practices. Learn daily practices for instructional coaching that supports teachers and effective teaching methods: Explore the seven daily drivers necessary to become a more effective instructional coach. Gain strategies to strengthen relationships and improve outcomes with teachers and teacher teams. Access tools to help self-assess and adjust daily coaching practices. Understand the sociocultural psychology and education research that support the seven daily drivers. Learn approaches you can use to keep pace with the demands on today's educators, coaches, and instructional leaders. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Collaboration Chapter 2: Transparency Chapter 3: Inquiry Chapter 4: Discourse Chapter 5: Reverberation Chapter 6: Sincerity Chapter 7: Influence Epilogue References and Resources Index
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Developing Self-Directed Leaders and Learners

Author: Arthur L. Costa,Robert J. Garmston, Co-developer of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools; emeritus professor, California State University, Sacramento

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442223669

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 5371

In this greatly expanded and extensively updated edition of a widely popular resource you see how teachers' individual and collective capacities for continuing self-improvement are strengthened over time through Cognitive Coaching.
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