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Award-winning author Jim Knight outlines strategies for excellence that translate staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic student outcomes.
Chapter 4: Instructional Coaching
[Page 91]Instructional coaches are essential for professional learning in Impact Schools. Principals provide leadership, guide the development of the Target, and observe and encourage teachers as they grow and move toward the Target. Workshops introduce teachers to the practices that are in the Target. Intensive learning teams provide opportunities for teachers to rethink curriculum in light of the Target. Coaches help teachers take all the ideas and practices they are learning and bring them to life. Without coaching, too often, no significant change occurs (Cornett & Knight, 2009).
Over the past three decades, several approaches to coaching have been created to provide the support and encouragement necessary for professional learning in schools. Among them are cognitive coaching, literacy coaching, peer coaching, data coaching, ...