Developing High Level Instructional Supports: A Guidebook for Coaches and Instructional Leaders
This book provides coaches and instructional leaders with all the most up to date, research-based information on quality improvement planning, and how to implement effective coaching practices to help teachers increase the effectiveness of their instructional supports practices.
This easy to follow, practitioner- friendly guidebook provides clear and concise definions, specific practices, and real classroom examples. A wide range of instructonal supports practices are described, including those suggested by frameworks such as Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and those that are measured by observational instruments such as the Pre-K CLASS and The ECERS-3.
Appreciating that there are different stages of teacher development and several different levels of knowledge and understanding, the author provides suggestions for how to explain the concepts and practices in ways that beginning, experienced, and expert level teachers will understand and be able to act upon.
The Book Features the Following Components:
Definitions and Descriptions of Key Terms and Concepts
Real Classroom Examples
Research-supported Classroom and Coaching Practices
Self-Assessment Templates for Instructional Leaders and for Coaches
Sample Feedback provided to Teachers
Sampling of the Topics Covered in the E-Book:
A Word About Continuous Quality Improvements
The Vital Role of Leadership
Stages of Teacher Development
Developing Conscious Competence
Teacher Knowledge Development
Goals of Coaching
Features of Good Coaching
What Good Coaching is NOT
Knowledge vs. Understanding
Teachers’ Improvement Goals
Implementation Science and PSDA Cycles
Creating a Quality Improvement Plan
Connections with Curriculum
The “Why” of Higher-Order Thinking
Barriers and Obstacles to Coaching Teachers
Webb’s Hierarchy of Knowledge
Coaching on Classroom Assessment Tool Instructional Supports Dimensions
Various Templates such as Concept Development Grid
Quality of Feedback
Low, Mid and High Examples
Sample Teacher Feedback for Various Levels
The ECERS-3 – Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale
PLC’s: Professional Learning Communities
Activities to Expand Teacher Understanding (for trainings, PLCs or Coaching)
Use of Video Taping
Beach’s Teacher Practice Protocol for Expanding Instructional Supports
The book will first be available for $24.95 in E-book format, and will be emailed to pre-orderers on or before Aug. 15, 2020.
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Developing High Level Instructional Supports: Guidebook for Coaches and Instructional Leaders
The E-Book will be sent to you via download link, on or before Aug 15, 2020. This book provides coaches and instructional leaders with all the most up to date, research-based information on effective coaching practices to help teachers increase the effectiveness of their instructional supports practices. E-Book Price: $24.95 (pre-orders less 10% = $22.45)