An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the qnuts and boltsq of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A qGoing Deeperq section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reportsICs can also use a reflective practice developed by the U.S. Army: After-Action Review (AAR). According to The U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual, aAn AAR is a professional discussion of an event, focused on performance standards, thatanbsp;...
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