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ERIC Number: EJ916324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Embedded Instructional Coaching: What Works
Habegger, Shelly; Hodanbosi, Philip
Principal Leadership, v11 n6 p36-37, 40-41 Feb 2011
How are administrators leveraging the expertise and passion in their buildings? How do they inspire enthusiasm in their teachers and improve student achievement? How do they act as an agent for change? Those are the tasks the authors are given as instructional coaches. In the beginning, they were unsure how to tackle those tasks--or even if it was possible to accomplish them. The position of an instructional coach was new to Barberton City (OH) School District, its staff members, the local teachers' union, and the authors. After only a couple of years, however, they see a new dynamic that is focused on buildingwide change. Teachers are committed to structured professional development and growth, professional reading, collegial discussion, student achievement, and best practices. Teachers are seeking out and trying new strategies and tools in their classrooms, collaborating with colleagues, creating lessons as a team, analyzing student data, and generating interventions as a team. Not surprisingly, student achievement scores are improving. It is obvious that somewhere along this journey, they have stumbled on professional development that works. The authors share ideas for creating professional development that works in every school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A