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How to Coach Teachers Who Don't Think Like You

How to Coach Teachers Who Don't Think Like You
Using Literacy Strategies to Coach Across Content Areas

January 2008 | 232 pages | Corwin
Many districts are implementing a literacy coaching model to help teachers improve in this area. As a literacy coach and trainer of literacy coaches for many years, Bonnie plans to share her experience and expertise in this area to help literacy coaches effectively coach teachers. Bonnie will include data showing student improvement gains from districts she worked with to implement literacy coaching.
Introduction: How to Read This Book
About the Author
1. Moving From Teaching Students to Coaching Teachers
2. Organizing to Save Stress, Time, and Mistakes: Your Personal Tool Kit
3. Coaching Teachers Who Don't Think Like You
4. Coaching in a Variety of Settings: Experienced Coaches Share Their Success Stories
5. Scheduling Time for Coaching
6. Analyzing Coaching Scenarios
7. Using Classroom Demonstrations and Professional Development Workshops as Coaching Tools
8. Using Literacy Strategies Across Content Areas to Improve Student Achievement
9. Coaching Teams of Teachers to Improve Instruction
10. Coaching Teachers to Write and Reflect Upon Their Instructional Practices
11. Coaching Teachers as Writers: The Writing Workshop Model
Final Words
Bibliography and Recommended Web Sites

"Finally, a book that I can use: a hands-on, foot-to-the-pedal kind of reading experience. Of all the books on educational coaching available, this one answers my actual day-to-day questions. You can tell Bonnie Davis has been there. An invaluable resource!"

Mary Kim Schreck, Educational Consultant

"There is a knowing-doing gap in education today. The knowledge of how to teach successfully with all students is out there, but little of it is actually applied in the classroom. To close this, schools must rely upon coaches who help individual teachers at the classroom level discover how to succeed with every student. Bonnie Davis's book explicitly shows new and experienced coaches alike how they can successfully work with any teacher to improve classroom instruction. This book is practical to the core! Rather than straining the practical out of the theoretical, Davis provides coaches with all they need to know to successfully connect with every teacher they work with. Weaving together actual coaching experiences, the theory behind the practice, guidelines, methodology, and guided reflection for the coach, Davis has produced a remarkable tool that no coach should go without!"

Curtis Linton, Co-owner, School Improvement Network
Coauthor, Courageous Conversations About Race

"Teachers and college-level education courses will find an excellent, refreshing survey of coaching techniques. An essential guide to growth and understanding and flexibility that builds applied techniques for the real-world classroom."

The Bookwatch, March 2008
Midwest Book Review

good suggestions but mainly focused on primary teachers

Mrs Alison loughnane
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
September 26, 2018

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