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Coaching whole school change : lessons in practice from a small high school

Author: David Allen; Suzanne Wichterle Ort
Publisher: New York, NY : Teachers College Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"School coaching is an increasingly popular school-change strategy, yet we have relatively few detailed pictures of actual coaching practice. This book provides an in-depth look at the practice of coaching in a small high school, and includes case studies, stories, tools, and artifacts from the life of the school. The authors identify and describe a set of "coaching habits" that foster instructional planning across  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Allen; Suzanne Wichterle Ort
ISBN: 9780807749029 0807749028
OCLC Number: 230209238
Description: xi, 152 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Coaching as a professional practice : How is school coaching defined? ; The ISA principles and ISA coaches ; Coaching as a professional practice ; What are the habits of coaching? ; Why focus on one coach and one school? ; Who are the audiences for the book? ; How is the book organized? ; How was the book made? --
2. The development of coaching over time : The school ; New partnerships ; The coach ; Stage 1: Initiating coaching ; Stage 2: Building structures and developing habits ; Stage 3: Addressing quality and responsiveness --
3. Organizing coaching time : Weekly routines in and out of school (Suzy) ; Deciding how to spend my time (Suzy) ; With whom and doing what? (Suzy) --
4. Planning for instruction : Planning "our water" project (Alexis) ; Bringing in the books (Jennie) ; Teaching writing transformed (Joe) --
5. Complementary strategies : Observing classrooms ; Providing resources ; Checking in ; Making connections, sharing strengths --
6. Expanding professional community : What's in a look? ; Intellectually engaged ; Protocols in professional community ; "Too much stuffing (Alexis) --
7. Growing leadership : Becoming the conduit for communication ; Planning (of course!) ; When can we meet? What's the agenda? ; Mini case study: Preparing for the ISA summer institute ; Expanding facilitation and developing facilitators ; Giving it structure --
8. Reflecting on coaching : Turning inward and reaching outward ; Reflecting backward and forward ; A permanent role for coaching --
Appendix: The ISA model.
Responsibility: David Allen with Suzanne Wichterle Ort [and others] ; foreword by Thomas Sobol ; afterword by Sylvia Rabiner.

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A guide to coaching in a small school setting. It provides small school administrators and practitioners with a means to institute and facilitate coaching in their ranks, especially important in new  Read more...
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