ERIC Number: EJ1094023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Five Essential Practices for Communication: The Work of Instructional Coaches
Walkowiak, Temple A.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v89 n1 p14-17 2016
The work of instructional coaches, both general and discipline-specific, has become increasingly important as more schools rely on their leadership for improvements in teaching and learning. Much of their work hinges upon their effective communication with teachers and school administrators. This article outlines five practices for instructional coaches to use in order to achieve and maintain effective communication; these five practices draw upon the author's prior work as an instructional coach and upon her own research. The practices are presented by sharing the voices of three mathematics instructional coaches, their teacher colleagues, and their school administrators.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Improvement, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Educational Practices, Mathematics Instruction, Best Practices, Teacher Improvement
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