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 9: Connecting Coaching Skills to Practice
Connecting Coaching Skills to Practice
It [my second year coaching] gave me time to really think through a strategy, try some things out and discard what didn't work. It also allowed me time to develop relationships with my fellow peer coaches that will help me.
—Anonymous Peer Coach
As coaches begin to practice their craft, they learn to utilize what they have learned about coaching and come to appreciate what they still need to know to be successful. Nothing increases the demand for more professional learning than a Peer Coach's initial experiences practicing his or her craft. Even limited experience convinces Peer Coaches of the value of conversations with other coaches about what is working, sharing why they are being successful, and discussing ...