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October 2011Coaching: The New Leadership Skill
October 2011 | Volume 69 | Number 2
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Bob Tschannen-Moran and Megan Tschannen-Moran
Evaluation keeps educators accountable; coaching helps them improve.
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Effective coaches work on an equal footing with colleagues.
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The art of making visible the secrets of good classroom practice.
Gabrielle Nidus and Maya Sadder
These steps guide principals through a cycle that starts with learning about student work.
Elizabeth A. City
Observers are like detectives trying to uncover why the school is stuck.
Marcia L. Rock, Naomi P. Zigmond, Madeleine Gregg and Robert A. Gable
Through technology, the coach literally whispers in a teacher's ear.
Michael Fullan and Jim Knight
It's time to recast the role of coaching as integral to whole-school reform.
Janice Silva and Kathia Contreras
From demonstrations to debriefs—how a faculty becomes a professional learning community.
A good reading coach raises student achievement by raising the skills of teachers.
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."
Elena Aguilar, Davina Goldwasser and Kristina Tank-Crestetto
A coaching team enhances the expertise—and diplomacy—of the school leaders.
Ronald R. Bearwald
Coaches set the stage so that educators can analyze their own practice.
From collecting data to holding team meetings, a literacy coach offers support.
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Even gold-standard programs can yield disappointing results if not used well.
Robert J. Marzano
Administrators establish the foundation, but teachers set parameters.
Thomas R. Hoerr
What the "new normal" demands.
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Carol Ann Tomlinson
What the coach on the playing field knows.
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An outcome map helps a coach strategize hard conversations.
Carl A. Harvey
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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.
Tips for helping those treading water learn to swim.
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