Teachers are better together!
Nationally and internationally, educators are excited about Les Foltos' techniques for effective peer coaching. The model for Peer Coaching outlined in his 2011 TED talk has been implemented in 40 countries and counting with powerful results.
Now you have it in this concise guide to effective coaching! Train teachers to help each other refine their classroom strategies and tailor them to 21st Century needs. Foltos' insights include
How peer coaching that makes a difference involves much more than just one teacher offering another advice.
How a coaching relationship is first built on trust, and then on the willingness to take risks.
Why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education.
For schools to effect the changes the future demands, teachers must learn how to collaborate effectively. With this book, Les Foltos shows the way.
Chapter 1: Coaching Roles and Responsibilities
Coaching Roles and Responsibilities
I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
There is nearly universal acceptance today that schools need to change. Our K–12 educational system has always been shaped by our economic and social needs. Unfortunately, Sir Ken Robinson observed, “The current [educational] system was designed and conceived for a different age” (Robinson, 2010). Most of us no longer work in manufacturing or on the farm as we did just one generation ago. Today we work in a service-based economy in which the success of companies like http://Amazon.com is driven by a “chief logarithmic officer.” For most of us, this is hard to imagine. Logarithms were one more aspect of math ...