Blended Coaching: Skills and Strategies to Support Principal Development

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SAGE Publications, Jun 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 148 pages
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Support new and veteran principals through coaching-based professional development! 

How can a coach support a school leader in mastering the professional and emotional challenges of school leadership in a manner that has a positive impact on students? This book provides practical skills and strategies for leadership coaching explicitly tied to the needs of principals and other school leaders. An indispensable resource for improving principal retention, teacher satisfaction and student achievement, this ready reference contains:

  • Real-life examples
  • Reflective prompts
  • Practical exercises
  • Comprehensive resources, including worksheets, sample forms, and assessments

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About the author (2005)

Gary Bloom is associate director of the New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Bloom has 23 years of K-12 education experience, having served as a bilingual teacher, principal, director of curriculum, and assistant superintendent. He served as the superintendent of the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District, known for its innovative programs such as graduation exhibitions, a teacher-led high school, and teacher peer review. Bloom is a Kellogg National Fellow, adjunct faculty to San Jose State University's educational administration graduate program, and has consulted, trained, and presented on a variety of topics throughout the United States and in Latin America. He is the primary author of a number of professional development programs for leadership coaches and school principals. He has published articles in a variety of journals, most recently on the topics of teacher leadership, principal development, professional learning communities, new teacher support, and the appropriate use of technology. He is the lead author of Blended Coaching.

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