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Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom

By: Tom Roy

This practical book leads instructional coaches and administrators through the process of building a strong solution-focused instructional coaching program that drives significant schoolwide change, improves teacher performance, and supports student success.

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A 5-Step Instructional Coaching Model for Making Real Improvements

Keeping educators’ skills sharp in a constantly changing world can be a challenge. But instructional coaching provides a focused, one-on-one plan for improving professional practice and teacher performance. In Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, author Tom Roy shows coaches and administrators how to build strong solution-focused coaching programs and create positive change using a five-step instructional coaching model.

Bronze Award in the Education Category for Workbook/Resources

Move beyond teacher evaluations and classroom observations to establish a defined coaching program:

  • Understand that changes in instructional practices are needed to overcome the challenges today’s teachers face.
  • Learn what successful instructional coaching looks like and why coaching is the solution to getting effective professional development in the classroom.
  • Study the five steps of the coaching cycle for teachers, and explore time-proven coaching methods and strategies.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your current program by reviewing the elements of instructional coach training programs that lead to increased teacher performance and student success.
  • Receive tools and forms to help guide the coaching cycle, including teacher reflection, support, and peer coaching, as well as respond to professional development needs.

Additional Information

Product Code: BKL038

ISBN: 9781943360154

Page Count: 144

“Dr. Roy’s book, Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, is an invaluable resource and tool for all instructional coaches. The book provides many strategies, techniques, and examples that help build capacity for the effective collaboration, discourse, and leadership skills needed by all coaches. Whether you need guidance on effective coaching cycles or how to have successful peer coaching conversations, this book is for you.”

—Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, author, Everyday Instructional Coaching

“Becoming an effective teacher is a challenging and complex endeavor. As teachers embark on such a project, instructional coaching can make a significant impact on the speed and trajectory of their growth. In this book, Roy draws from both his extensive experience and the research literature to provide practical ideas and processes coaches can use to systematize and organize their interactions with teachers. This approachable text is designed both for individual coaches and administrators seeking to support their schools and districts through formal coaching programs.”

—Dr. Robert J. Marzano, founder and chief academic officer, Marzano Resources

“This book lays out a game plan for both coaching and being coached. How? By emphasizing that every educator, even a Teacher of the Year, has more to learn. Aspiring coaches: Read the overview of the coaching cycle to understand the skills you need to target—and then dig deeper. Seasoned coaches: Expand your repertoire and consider partnering to receive peer coaching on your coaching skills. Administrators: Ponder what it takes to create a sustainable, impactful coaching program and avoid shortcuts. Full of practical suggestions backed by research and stories of coaching successes, this compact resource is a perfect primer and ongoing resource for instructional coaching that changes classrooms.”

—Jane Kise, Ed D, author, Differentiated Coaching

“Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom by Tom Roy is a book that I found provocative. Clearly Mr. Roy has extensive experience in the field and shares many successes and possible pitfalls. It’s a book that got me thinking about my own experience and beliefs about coaching and the role various players need to play to make it sustainable and impactful. Some of the questions he raises got me thinking, and while I don’t agree with everything he says, I believe strongly that we benefit from listening to different perspectives with a willingness to reconsider our own in order to learn from one another.”

—Lucy West, founder and CEO, Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities

“As a former principal of a transformation school, Dr. Roy provided me with a comprehensive, focused, and structured methodology to coach teachers that was instrumental in improving instruction at my school. Under Dr. Roy’s mentorship, I energetically used the coaching cycle outlined in Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom. I saw firsthand the meaningful impact of this strategy and wholeheartedly recommend this book for any administrator or coach looking to purposefully transform instruction on their campus.”

—H. Charmaine Johnson, principal, Oklahoma City Public Schools

“Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom reminds us why we must be willing to push ourselves and grow as educators in our ever-changing world. Dr. Roy is able to put into words the years of practice that he has had coaching teachers just like me. This book will change the course of many schools by helping teachers improve, one skill at a time. Dr. Roy provides incredible examples that allow you to imagine exactly how you will use this in your teachers’ classrooms. As a former instructional coach, this is a guide that I wish I would have had throughout my coaching years!”

—Keshia Greve, program coordinator, College Possible Omaha

Reproducibles

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