April 2013

Instructional Coaching: 
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  
Strategies to Inspire
Active Learning:
Complete Handbook
 By Merrill Harmin  
This special can-do book details strategies of instruction that are both eminently practical and uniquely inspiring. These strategies are straightforward and give teachers new options for handling everyday problems--explaining ideas, getting students to listen carefully, keeping restless students on task, managing routine and severe discipline problems, and more. The strategies are also inspiring and draw students into schoolwork naturally, without struggle. These strategies demonstrate the possibility of any teacher running a classroom that steadily inspires every student to both learn actively and grow responsibly.  
 Call Number: TT73
Coaching Educational Leadership: Building Leadership Capacity Through Partnerships

By Jan Robertson 


  Coaching Educational Leadership is about building leadership capacity in individuals and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships. It is based in the importance of maximizing potential and harnessing the ongoing commitment and energy needed to meet personal and professional goals. It will assist educators who believe in the development of leadership at all levels, to dialogue effectively with professional colleagues for the improvement of leadership practice. This book is highly recommended to those professionals committed to lifelong, experiential learning and reflective practice.



Call Number: AL176


Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Teachers Change
By Jane A.G. Kise

 Teachers are often asked or expected to change without clear explanations or evidence of how the changes will benefit them or their students. Meaningful change is most likely to occur when teachers' beliefs, feelings, and personalities are taken into consideration. This resource applies the latest research of theory of personality type, multiple intelligences, experimental learning models, and Mind Styles model to create a differentiated approach for staff development. When teachers understand how their strengths and beliefs may lock them into practices that limit freedom to help students succeed, they can begin to entertain fresh possibilities and stay open to new avenues for professional growth.
Call Number: IN175

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