"Highly recommended. Filled with authentic challenges, thoughtful alternatives, and great specifics." —NCTE Selects
This user-friendly guide to literacy coaching gives you the practical tools and tips you need to promote more effective literacy instruction. You’ll find guidance and resources to help you advocate for change, deal with the practical aspects of coaching, and overcome difficult situations. A narrative bibliography and topical index provide quick reference to the professional literature and topics covered in the book.
This practical guide shows readers how to get the most out of educational coaching. It details
• Models of coaching that enhance teachers’ thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.
• Three phases of the problem-solving cycle.
• Characteristics of effective coaching conversations.
• Components of CAT—connectedness, acceptance, and trustworthiness—that are essential to the partnership.
• Practices that support teamwork.
Toll also tackles the obstacles that hinder a coach’s success—administrators who don’t understand coaching and teachers who don’t want to engage. Full of insights and answers, Educational Coaching is for all coaches and those who lead them.
The extensive revisions in this second edition reflect Toll's refinement of her approach to coaching as well as her response to the challenges that coaches face today. It guides new and experienced coaches through important topics, such as the following:Effecting changeWorking with teacher partners individually and in teamsCommunicating well in coaching conversationsDealing with difficult situationsCoaching around special initiatives, such as the CCSS and RTI
Do you feel bogged down by endless administrative tasks? Do you wish you could focus more on what truly matters—learning? Learnership provides both insight and solutions for moving past distractions and becoming a learning leader. Cathy Toll illustrates how the practice of learnership can be implemented every day through activities, real-life stories, and narrative bibliography. This book offers:Practices to help teachers improve their effectiveness using problem-solving techniques More effective ways to approach data, testing, and accountability Strategies for supporting Professional Learning Teams (PLT) and educational coaches