Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

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SAGE Publications, May 1, 2007 - Education - 239 pages
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An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture!

Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes:

  • First-person stories from successful coaches
  • Sidebars highlighting important information 
  • A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources
  • Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports

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Review: Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

User Review  - Julie Aquilina - Goodreads

I find that in most teaching-related books, I'm constantly searching through the theory to land on the practical: those tangible strategies I can try in my classroom or learning teams tomorrow. And ... Read full review

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User Review  - Monique - Goodreads

This is probably a five-star book, but it took me months to read. Even professional books usually don't take me longer than a week. I read an article based on the book, and I think the article was plenty. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

The winner of several teaching, innovation, and service awards, Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research and Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. Frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches, he has presented and consulted throughout the U.S., Canada, and Japan.

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