(1) Offers an original, person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based coaching model that is grounded in research on adult learning and positive psychology. (2) Complements a range of existing coaching models by emphasizing the cultivation of emotional intelligence that is needed to establish trust and eliminate barriers to teacher success. (3) Although the book is grounded in an impressive research base, it is designed as a hands-on guide for practitioners. (4) Real life vignettes and sample coaching dialogues bring important principles to life. (5) Includes a range of tools that are designed to invite reflection on the part of coaches to continuously improve their own coaching practice.

The No-Fault Turn
Loop 1: The no-fault turn

An illustration of an infinity loop oriented horizontally. The upper segment on the right side of the loop is labeled Appreciate and the lower segment on the same side is labeled Design.

Möbius strips are fascinating creations with an ancient history. Although named after the German mathematician and theoretical astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius (1790–1868), who was one of two people to “discover” its unique characteristics in 1858 (the other being Johann Listing, another German mathematician), variations on the design date back more than 4,000 years to the early alchemists of ancient Alexandria, Egypt. The design has fascinated people throughout time. A Möbius strip is a two-dimensional object in three-dimensional space. It has only one surface and an edge. To create one, take a strip of paper and give one end a half-twist before attaching it to the other end. Now draw a line down the center, and you will ...

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