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October 2011
Coaching: The New Leadership Skill

October 2011 | Volume 69 | Number 2

Coaching: The New Leadership Skill

Feature Articles

The Coach and the Evaluator

Bob Tschannen-Moran and Megan Tschannen-Moran

Evaluation keeps educators accountable; coaching helps them improve.

What Good Coaches Do

Jim Knight

Effective coaches work on an equal footing with colleagues.

Modeling Lessons

Katherine Casey

The art of making visible the secrets of good classroom practice.

The Principal as Formative Coach

Gabrielle Nidus and Maya Sadder

These steps guide principals through a cycle that starts with learning about student work.

Learning from Instructional Rounds

Elizabeth A. City

Observers are like detectives trying to uncover why the school is stuck.

The Power of Virtual Coaching

Marcia L. Rock, Naomi P. Zigmond, Madeleine Gregg and Robert A. Gable

Through technology, the coach literally whispers in a teacher's ear.

Coaches as System Leaders

Michael Fullan and Jim Knight

It's time to recast the role of coaching as integral to whole-school reform.

The Year We Learned to Collaborate

Janice Silva and Kathia Contreras

From demonstrations to debriefs—how a faculty becomes a professional learning community.

Helping the Adults Learn

Kimberly Hartnett-Edwards

A good reading coach raises student achievement by raising the skills of teachers.

Lesson Study: Beyond Coaching

Catherine Lewis, Rebecca Perry, David Foster, Jacqueline Hurd and Linda Fisher

Lesson study accommodates differences in expertise without fixing any group member in the role of "expert" or "novice."

Support Principals, Transform Schools

Elena Aguilar, Davina Goldwasser and Kristina Tank-Crestetto

A coaching team enhances the expertise—and diplomacy—of the school leaders.

It's About the Questions

Ronald R. Bearwald

Coaches set the stage so that educators can analyze their own practice.

The Life of a Literacy Coach

Liz Hanson

From collecting data to holding team meetings, a literacy coach offers support.

Columns / Departments

Double Take

Reviews, research, and relevant reads.

Research Says / Implementation Counts

Bryan Goodwin

Even gold-standard programs can yield disappointing results if not used well.

Art and Science of Teaching / Classroom Management: Whose Job Is It?

Robert J. Marzano

Administrators establish the foundation, but teachers set parameters.

Principal Connection / Pretend You're New Again

Thomas R. Hoerr

What the "new normal" demands.

Tell Me About… / A Memorable Coaching Experience

Find readers' stories here and online, and contribute your own response to an upcoming question.

One to Grow On / Every Teacher a Coach

Carol Ann Tomlinson

What the coach on the playing field knows.

ASCD Community in Action

News and resources from ASCD.


Planning Productive Talk

Jennifer Abrams

An outcome map helps a coach strategize hard conversations.

The Coach in the Library

Carl A. Harvey

Look no further than your school media center for an all-around, go-to advisor.

The Professor as Coach

Philip E. Poekert, Sylvia Boynton, Magdi Castañeda, Raquel Munarriz Diaz, Tanetha J. Grosland and Carolyn Spillman

A new teacher-prep model links university faculty with day-to-day practice.

Not Waving, But Drowning

Tony Borash

Tips for helping those treading water learn to swim.

EL Study Guide

Naomi Thiers

Watch This Spot!

This month's video clip from ASCD PD Online shows how a teacher and coach might work together to uncover root causes of students' academic struggles.