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ERIC Number: ED530429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 280
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4522-1709-3
Closing the Teaching Gap: Coaching for Instructional Leaders
Bartalo, Donald B.
Donald B. Bartalo reveals the experiences of school leaders and teachers who have discovered that meaningful school improvement does not necessarily come from the top--it comes from effective teaching and leaders who support it. Based on eight fundamental tenets, the text features a clear how-to process, success stories, and methods for bridging the teaching gap between the kinds of teaching needed for the 21st century and that which is found in most schools. Special features include: (1) An interactive writing style that "coaches" educators; (2) Powerful "what to do" and "how to do it" tools; (3) Case illustrations and success stories; (4) Protocols for leading collaborative inquiry; (5) Journal reflections; and (6) Leadership team activities. This practical guide's step-by-step approach is easy to follow, research-based, and steeped in common sense. "Closing the Teaching Gap" is the next best thing to having a seasoned coach give you the playbook for becoming a successful instructional leader. [Foreword by Grant Wiggins.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A