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