Educators know that teachers are a school s most essential strength In Building Teachers Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a stronger and cEducators know that teachers are a school s most essential strength In Building Teachers Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a stronger and cohesive staff, and achieve greater academic success Their model of Strength Based School Improvement is an alternative to a negative, deficit approach focused on fixing what s wrong Instead, they show school leaders how to achieve their goals by working together to maximize what s right Filled with clear, proven strategies and organized around two easy to use tools the innovative Continuum of Self Reflection and a feedback focused walk through model this book offers a differentiated approach to coaching and supervision centered on identifying and nurturing teachers individual strengths and helping them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction Here, you ll find front line advice from the authors, one a principal and the other an instructional coach, on just what to look for, do, and say in order to start seeing positive results right now.
Building Teachers Capacity for Success A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders Educators know that teachers are a school s most essential strength In Building Teachers Capacity for Success authors Pete Hall winner of the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award and Alisa Sime
The authors describe a manner in which the principal, instructional coach, and teacher can work together to improve instruction The student benefits from teachers that are continually improving practice In this model the professional learning community is lead by the teacher instructional coach.
Pete Hall, school administrator, and Alisa Simeral, his instructional coach collaborate on this book to share how to work together to build teachers capacity for success within the school Hall and Simeral have developed the Continuum of Self Reflection that helps identify the states of mind, levels of self awareness, and phases in the self reflective process of teachers The continuum is broken into four stages Hall is careful to note that teachers can be at than one stage simultaneously and tha [...]
This book provides a good overview of teachers levels of growth within their profession and methods for instructional coaches and administrators to help teachers at each level of growth I appreciated the clear writing and helpful examples, as well as the inclusion of practical forms and charts that coaches can use on a daily basis I am looking forward to using the suggestions and tools in my coaching this school year This text should be read by all people who are in leadership in elementary and [...]
This book and the book group I read it with has provided a great deal of information for me to reflect on and better my practice Written by both an instructional coach and principal, having both authors helps to understand the full picture of teacher growth and development A great professional read
This approach focuses on teacher self reflection and changing teacher behavior in order to increase student achievement as opposed to other approaches that focus first on student achievement that then results in a change in teacher behavior due to strategies implemented.
Nothing really groundbreaking here It all makes sense, but is a little basic.
Interesting Gave some concrete ideas for working with teachers at any stage Very helpful.
Chapter three describes the coaches role This is an interesting notion The compare and contrast between coach and principal merits further investigation.
Good strategies for both coaches and administrators for working with teachers at all levels of practice.