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ERIC Number: EJ1110829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
Literacy Coaching Advice: Cultivating Healthy Working Relationships with Teachers
Pletcher, Bethanie
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v3 n1 p50-56 Sum 2015
This article addresses ways that literacy coaches can form and sustain effective working relationships with teachers. The author has combined firsthand experience as a literacy coach with a review of the literature as it pertains to teacher/coach relationships. There are several common themes that appear in the literature as advice for this aspect of coaching work. It is suggested that coaches begin the process by being approachable and understanding their role in the school and ensuring that others know it as well. Tips for how to be visible, establish trust, and collaborate with teachers are also provided. The "domino effect," where teachers who were previously resistant to work with the literacy coach begin to see the benefits, is also discussed.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Sam Houston State University, 1908 Bobby Marks Drive Box 2119, Huntsville, TX 77341. Web site:
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Language: English
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