I've received a number of emails from coaches asking for advice on where to start when supporting new teachers. Start with this video...
This week I'm posting a series of responses to the most common question I received: How can I coach a resistant teacher? Let's start with this: Some people are not coachable.
There's one request for advice that I receive more than any other from coaches: How can I coach a resistant teacher?
What's more effective--for a coach to work exclusively at one school (the "site-based coach") or to work across many schools (a "central-based coach).
A district leader in Colorado contacted me with a question about hiring coaches. He's thrilled that next year his small district will hire coaches to work with their most struggling secondary schools. "How can I hire good coaches?," he asks.
A "Director of Professional Development" from Iowa emailed this question: "I read the excerpt from your book on PD for coaches. Lately I've been exploring non-traditional forms of PD for the district I support and was wondering if you have ideas on that?"
What can a site-based instructional coach's schedule look like? Here's an example.
Excerpt from Chapter 15 of The Art of Coaching--What is Professional Development for Coaches?
Excerpt from The Art of Coaching--How to plan a coaching session
Excerpt on giving feedback from The Art of Coaching.