Michael Fullan and other notable experts present a cohesive model of tri-level reform—school, district, and state educators collaborating to build and strengthen capacity for change.

Coaches as Leaders of Change

Coaches as leaders of change

I think that most teachers see their teaching as an art and when you're messing with their art, they can become really angry. And it's really hard not to take it personally. But I keep moving forward because I'm bringing better methods, and once I've given lots of backup, once they've started using it, once they see growth in their kids, they're OK.

—Jean Clark, instructional coach, Bohemia Manor Middle School

The temptation is to avoid the leadership challenge altogether. Isn't it enough, we might ask, if instructional coaches (ICs) perform all the components of coaching (enroll, identify, explain, model, observe, explore, support, and reflect) in efficient and validating ways? Certainly a coach who does each of those ...

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