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 2: Why Peer Coaching?
Why Peer Coaching?
It is time for our education workforce to engage in learning the way other professionals do—continually, collaboratively, and on the job—to address common problems and crucial challenges where they work.
—Former North Carolina Governor James Hunt
After reading the last chapter, you might have the impression that economic and social changes require educational change and that coaching is the answer to produce change. The conclusion might be premature. It certainly isn't one that educational and political leaders have reached. Virtually all educational leaders today believe schools need to change, and they all seem to have an agenda for change. Unfortunately, change is a terribly imprecise word. According to Merriam Webster, change can mean “to make different.” There is nothing in the definition ...