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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.

Lesson-Improvement Process
Lesson-improvement process

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow!

—John Dewey

Learning activities, like those described in the last chapter, that encourage students to move from consuming information to creating knowledge as they solve real-world problems may not be part of the daily practice for many teachers. When teachers see examples of this kind of learning, it is clearly appealing to them. I know many who want their students to solve one of the challenges laid out in J. F. Rischard's (2002) book High Noon: 20 Global Challenges, 20 Years to Solve Them after hearing him describe them. Most often they have their students join established projects, like Deforest Action, which is one of the collaborative projects based on ...

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