ERIC Number: ED530330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-5
What Supports Do Literacy Coaches Need from Administrators in Order to Succeed?
Shanklin, Nancy L.
Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse
Both principals and school districts hire literacy coaches with the clear hope that they will succeed in improving teachers' instruction and, in turn, students' literacy learning. Unintentionally, however, they can overlook putting into place supports that coaches themselves may need to reach these goals. This Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse brief outlines the supports that administrators need to embed to increase coaches' chances for success. These supports need to be in practice even when the most qualified coaches are hired. Literacy coaches must be well qualified for their positions, but their work will go faster and deeper if these supports are part of a school's and district's infrastructure. A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Mentors, Technical Assistance, Educational Resources, Performance Technology, Performance Factors, School Support, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Best Practices, Educational Practices, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness
Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse. National Council of Teachers of English 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801. Tel: 877-369-6283; Tel: 217-328-3870; Fax: 217-328-9645; Web site: http://www.literacycoachingonline.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse (LCC)