A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction
By Jim Knight
Instructional coaching, a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention, provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement new programs that improve student learning. This approach has been proven to help schools respond to the pressures of accountability and reform. This useful handbook describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need; it is perfect for coaches and aspiring coaches, as well as staff developers, trainers, principals, and other educators who work with coaches and oversee coaching programs.
Call Number: ST159
Approaches & Perspectives
By Jim Knight
Coaching supports teacher development and puts teachers' needs at the heart of professional learning by individualizing their learning and by positioning them as professionals. This resource brings together the voices of recognized experts in the field to present unique approaches for coaching teachers and leaders. Comprehensive chapters review the roles of coaches in schools, examine the research base on coaching, and provide in-depth discussions of specific approaches, including literacy coaching, cognitive coaching, instructional coaching, content coaching, classroom management coaching, and more.
Call Number: ST169
Creativity and Collaborative Learning : The Practical Guide to Empowering Students, Teachers, and Families
By Jacqueline Thousand, Richard Villa, and Ann Nevin
Teamwork between students, teachers, and families is key to ensuring successful inclusive classrooms. Focusing on the power of these partnerships, this book shows education professionals how using the collaborative learning model can help them address the classroom challenges they face every day: literacy, behavior issues, multiculturalism, access to the general curriculum, and more. Collaborative learning can bring about positive change in any classroom and this guidebook reveals how preservice and in-service educators can put this student-centered model to work.
Call Number: CC53