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ERIC Number: EJ915137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
How to Be a Wise Consumer of Coaching: Strategies Teachers Can Use to Maximize Coaching's Benefits
Yopp, David; Burroughs, Elizabeth A.; Luebeck, Jennifer; Heidema, Clare; Mitchell, Arlene; Sutton, John
Journal of Staff Development, v32 n1 p50-53 Feb 2011
Instructional coaching is gaining popularity as a school-based effort to increase teacher effectiveness and student achievement. A coach can be broadly defined as a person who works collaboratively with a teacher to improve that teacher's practice and content knowledge, with the ultimate goal of affecting student achievement. By its very nature, coaching requires effort from both the coach and teacher. Because instructional coaching is collaborative rather than directive, it will be most effective when teachers share responsibility for the outcomes. In the authors' work with coaching in schools, they have observed behaviors that make teachers effective consumers of coaching. They discuss strategies teachers can use to maximize coaching's benefits.
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Language: English
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