Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team
A Guide for School-Building Improvement
- Dean T. Spaulding - College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
- Gail M. Smith - Instructional Leadership/Instructional Coaches project
Supercharge school improvement with instructional coaches!
For instructional coaches, no two days are ever the same. This unique companion melds theory and practice to show how coaches can seamlessly integrate themselves into the fabric of the school and help teachers improve their practice from day one. Dean Spaulding and Gail Smith address common challenges of coaches and instructional leadership teams, including:
- Observing classrooms and providing formative feedback
- Reaching out to the hesitant or resistant teacher
- Adapting data and analysis into usable information for the team
- Recruiting, training, and supporting new instructional coaches
Journal entries based on the real-life experiences give an inside look at the day-to-day work of an instructional coach and the power of coaching to improve teacher effectiveness. The book also includes field-tested activities, materials, and forms for collecting data, navigating busy days, and organizing information.
Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team is ideal for those wanting to learn best practices to engage educators and support teacher evaluation reform.
"This book would have made my life SO much easier. I highly recommend it to new and experienced instructional coaches alike!"
—Kathy Ferrell, Instructional Coach
Excelsior Springs Middle School, MO
"This is a wonderful resource. Even schools without instructional coaches will benefit from the strategies and suggestions included. It's an excellent book even for those who shy away from data analysis!"
—Ann Dargon, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Westport Community Schools, MA
This book would have made my life SO much easier the last four years that I have spent as an Instructional Coach. I would highly recommend it to new or experienced instructional coaches alike!
Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team provides a plethora of information to help the first year coach to develop his or her skill set.
This is a wonderful resource. Even schools without Instructional Coaches will benefit from the strategies and suggestions included in this book. It’s an excellent book even for those who shy away from data analysis!
This book provides the essential guide for campuses implementing the instructional coaching model to maintain the focus and integrity of their program.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: "I'm So Glad You're Here!" The First Day as an Instructional Coach