"With the focus on Common Core so many educators/coaches forget about the little things- relationships, interpersonal relationships and that sometimes even providing food during workshops is a benefit to make people cared for and nurtured and most especially, appreciated. The Joy of Coaching is an important part of who a coach is. If you don’t embody these qualities, this book will guide you on how to begin adopting them and see how they can impact one’s practice, teacher quality, and student achievement."
"The Joy of Coaching brings 'the basic elements of humanness' to the forefront of education."
"Instructional coaching is becoming a much more common professional learning structure for supporting teachers, but it is still a new enough endeavor that there is a lack of knowledge, experience, and expertise on which to draw. Frazier, in particular, addresses the 'softer.' but equally important, side of coaching competency. This is a worthwhile read for instructional coaches or principals or other administrators who might support instructional coaches."
"Most books on coaching are focused more on the skills, strategies, methodology and concepts. The Joy of Coaching is a refreshing way to look at coaching with joy and “humanness”. It takes us from our current state and level of high stakes testing to a level that motivates, inspires, and instills the mindset that learning can and should be joyful and based on care and respect of the individuals."
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