Coaching for Systems and Teacher Change
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Coaching between educators is one of the best ways to improve outcomes for all learners—but coaches rarely get formal preparation for mastering this important role. Give coaches the expert support they need with this essential new resource, a comprehensive guide to what effective coaching looks like across the PreK-12 grade span and how to conduct powerful coaching cycles with teachers and teams.
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Coaching between educators is one of the best ways to improve outcomes for all learners—but coaches rarely get formal preparation for mastering this important role. Give coaches the expert support they need with this essential new resource, a comprehensive guide to what effective coaching looks like across the PreK-12 grade span and how to conduct powerful coaching cycles with teachers and teams.

With a focus on improved practice for coaches and big-picture systems change, the authors combine relevant research with hands-on guidance and resources for planning, conducting, and reflecting on the quality of coaching when working with individual teachers or leadership teams. Readers will start with foundational information on coaching goals, activities, and challenges; a synthesis of research on coaching practices that work with teachers and teams; and guidance on applying systems-level change principles to the coaching process. Then they’ll get strategies and resources to help them implement the key features of an effective coaching framework (see below). Vivid examples show what successful coaching looks like at different grade levels, and 30 downloadable tools help coaches take confident action, reflect on their practices, and continuously improve.

A must-have professional reference for coaches, educator teams, and administrators, this book is the key to conducting powerful coaching sessions that lead to better outcomes for every student.

Implement an effective coaching framework through:

  • Alliance building: Take an intentional approach to developing an equitable, mutually beneficial partnership with a shared purpose.
  • Observing: Watch the teacher or team in action, gather simple data, and use the data to construct feedback and encourage reflection.
  • Modeling: Demonstrate to coachees how to use a specific teaching or teaming practice.
  • Providing performance feedback: Share your feedback so that coachees have concrete, actionable data that helps them reflect on their practices and advance their goals.

Includes 30 coaching tools:
  • Coaching Protocols
  • Reflecting on My Coaching Role
  • Coaching Compact
  • Readiness Assessment
  • Understanding System Challenges
  • Conducting Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles
  • Alliance Assessment
  • Tips for Networking Teachers and Teams
  • Coaching Implementation Checklist
  • Calculating the Fiscal Costs of Coaching
  • Coaching Self-Assessment
  • and more!
About the Downloads
About the Authors
Introduction
Section I: Introduction and Core Concepts
Chapter 1 Making the Case for Coaching: From an Historical to a Contemporary View
Chapter 2 Coaching Goals, Activities, and Common Challenges
Chapter 3 Effective Coaching Practices: A Synthesis of Research
Chapter 4 Applying Systems Level Change Principles to the Coaching Process
Section II: Strategies and Resources for More Effective Coaching
Chapter 5 Building Alliance: Laying the Foundation for Effective Coaching
Chapter 6 Moving Beyond Alliance: Conducting Cycles of Observation, Modeling, and Providing Performance Feedback
Chapter 7 Facing the Complexities of Change: Resources and Tools to Enhance Forward Movement
Chapter 8 Let’s Make It Real: Applying Coaching to Critical Issues
Section III. Implementing an Effective Coaching Framework
Chapter 9 Coaching that Sticks: Resources and Tools
Appendices
Index

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Daryl Michel, Founder, Be A Change, LLC, co-author of Student-Focused Coaching - May 3, 2022
Pierce and Martin's systems coaching aims to create the space for leadership teams to acknowledge what is and is not working and to provide guidance and support for how to create, communicate, and adhere to systems or processes that focus on whole system change.
Jenni Donohoo, Education Consultant, Praxis-Engaging Ideas - May 3, 2022
A fantastic and timely resource . . . grounded in research and full of practical tools that will help to increase the impact of coaching in schools.
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