Models of Coaching. Michael C. McKenna University of Virginia. Sharon Walpole University of Delaware. How we define coaching.
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Michael C. McKenna
University of Virginia
University of Delaware
“Coaching is a strategy for implementing a professional support system for teachers, a system that includes research or theory, demonstration, practice, and feedback.”
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Models and methods for grades K-8. New York: Guilford.
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through staff development.
Washington, DC: ASCD.
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“… there is no one ‘right’ coaching model for all settings and there are models that would be poor choices.”
Start by considering the professional standards adopted by IRA and the National Staff Development Council.
These have a long history, dating back all the way back to the turn of the century.
Knowledge of content areas
Knowledge of adult learning
Knowledge of struggling readers
Knowledge of excellent classroom instruction
2. Content Coaches
Let’s examine six coaching models, each based on different goals and assumptions. We’ll start with the least intrusive model and move to the most intrusive.
Typically, a veteran teacher at the same grade level is called on. Sometimes the same teacher mentors many teachers but does not teach. This situation has advantages and drawbacks.
How are mentors chosen?
Take a few minutes to identify the advantages and drawbacks of mentoring new teachers.
Take a few minutes to identify the advantages and drawbacks of peer coaching.
Take a few minutes to identify the advantages and drawbacks of cognitive coaching.
Gabriel, J. G. (2005). How to thrive as a teacher leader. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Take a few minutes to identify the advantages and drawbacks of subject-specific coaching.
Robert Slavin Nancy Madden
Take a few minutes to identify the advantages and drawbacks of curriculum-specific coaching.
Take a few minutes to identify the advantages and drawbacks of reform-oriented coaching.
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