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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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COMBINING COACHING AND STAFF TRAINING

School administrators in the United States have been slower than business organizations to embrace coaching. Coaching has been introduced as a way of supporting the implementation and sustainability of best practices, so coaches are often in a hybrid role. For example, after teachers have attended a workshop on current practice, coaches will typically work with teams and individuals, modeling lessons, observing classroom instruction, and helping teachers incorporate district standards and assessments into their teaching.

The coaching conversations themselves tend to be more structured than those in conventional coaching, with most educational coaches using conversation maps with lists of prescribed questions. ...

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