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ERIC Number: EJ894682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Teaming, Not Training
Bickmore, Dana
Principal Leadership, v10 n8 p44-47 Apr 2010
Expert-run training does not often result in long-lasting changes in instruction. True professional development results when teachers have ongoing support as they rehearse new skills and incorporate them into classroom practices. Staff members are often the most effective coaches for their peers when building those new skills. This article illustrates how teaming with other teachers for coaching and support can be more effective than training run by outside experts. It describes the author's experience as a coach which informed her role as a principal who was interested in increasing the performance of the teachers in her school. Rather than rely on an expert for training, the author developed teams of teachers who worked together and provided feedback to one another. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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