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ERIC Number: EJ781575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-12
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Coaching Teachers to Help Students Learn
Keller, Bess
Education Week, v27 n15 p22-24 Dec 2007
When the Adams 12 school district introduced a new mathematics curriculum to elementary schools several years ago, leaders have turned to an idea both old and new to make the change a success. They created a position dubbed "student-achievement coach" that gives each school a skilled teacher ready to urge her colleagues forward in three areas: putting math across, helping English-language learners in the classroom, and using assessment to improve instruction. Adams 12 is like many districts these days, investing in a teacher-coaching program even as funding challenges and a growing number of children from poor and non-English-speaking families put changes to it on the horizon. Educational fads come and go, but coaching for teachers is fast becoming a tool of choice for striving districts. This article describes how on-site coaches help districts enhance their teachers' instructional practices and improve the chances of their students' success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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