Learn how to make instructional coaching more empowering and effective by supporting teachers as learners and leaders in their own classrooms. This unique book offers a powerful assets-based coaching framework that capitalizes on teachers' strengths, internal motivation, and professional goals. The authors provide a useful analysis of popular theories and models that ground coaching and support intentional planning; tools and strategies to help you enact the framework through ongoing coaching cycles; and examples, vignettes, and transcripts to illustrate coaching in practice. Each chapter also includes opportunities for reflection and practice to guide you along the way.
Appropriate for school-and district-based coaches of all levels of experience, this book will enable you to provide a more targeted, proactive learning experience for ongoing teacher growth. With an instructional framework designed to empower teachers, increased teacher professional capacity can be expected for lasting impact on students, classrooms, schools, and communities.
About the Author
Catherine Pendleton Hart, MEd and Fredrica M. Nash, MAT collectively have 18 years of experience as teachers and 16 years of experience as instructional coaches and education consultants. Currently an Education Consultant at RTI International, Catherine is a former high school English teacher. Her current instructional coaching work focuses on topics such as integrating SEL and rigor, planning for inquiry-based learning, and using competency-based assessments. Her work also includes developing teacher leaders and instructional coaches and supporting RTI's Aspire Teacher Preparation Program, an alternative program for teacher licensure. Fredrica is also currently an Education Consultant at RTI and is a former high school science teacher. Her coaching work covers a variety of topics and audiences-- from developing instructional coaching programs, to coaching teachers, to supporting executive coaches in schools, districts, and state agencies. Her coaching is driven by her work in social and emotional learning, social justice pedagogies, and teacher empowerment.