Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching

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ScarecrowEducation, Jan 1, 2005 - Education - 205 pages
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As the world has changed, so has teaching. School districts are increasingly turning to coaching and mentoring programs to address issues such as teacher retention, adequate yearly progress, National Board Certification, and Quality Teacher requirements. Research shows adding the component of coaching to a teacher's skill development increases his/her effectiveness significantly and also improves student learning. Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching: Identifies and describes the role of coach in education, Outlines a coaching process, Reveals specific skills needed to develop an effective coaching program. Features: Real-life schools and districts with various types of coaching programs, Scripts of actual coaching conversations, Graphs and visuals that explain text, Useful models, Practical applications of coaching to various circumstances. Will be helpful to teachers in increasing their professionalism, empowerment, self-esteem, and confidence as educators focused on quality instruction for students. This guide delivers valuable information with a style that promises to be light, lively, and humorous.

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\Steve G. Barkley, a former teacher and consultant throughout the U.S. and Canada, is now executive vice president of Performance Learning Systems, Inc.', a national provider of educational services for over 30 years. Having been coached throughout his teaching and consulting career, Steve has first hand experience with the personal and professional rewards of collegial coaching relationships.

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