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 4: The Coaching Plan
The Coaching Plan
The knowledge gap is not about what good professional development looks like; it's about knowing how to get it rooted in the institutional structure of schools.
Creating an effective professional-development program is critical to a school's efforts to build the capacity to improve teaching and learning. Over the past 20 years, I have worked with hundreds of schools, and only a handful have created and sustained effective professional-development programs. Most have not gotten far in their efforts to develop such a plan. I saw more evidence of this when I helped to facilitate a Birds-of-a-Feather discussion for more than 30 coaches at the 2012 ISTE conference. During the course of the discussion, several coaches, who came from schools across ...