Search results for: Coaching
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The current study investigates the types of principal mentoring/coaching programs delivered in Wyoming school districts, USA. The study also explores the areas of need perceived by principals at different levels of experience.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
The goal of this review was to summarize studies that examined the effects of coaching on improvements in preservice and in-service teachers' implementation of evidence-based practices. The authors identified a total of 13 studies from the 20 years of literature they searched. The results show that coaching improved the extent to which teachers accurately implement evidence-based practices in classrooms or practicum settings. The article suggests implications for preservice and in-service teacher education.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
This documentary account describes professional development for teachers in the USA serving culturally and linguistically diverse students. The goal of the project was to monitor effectiveness of training in Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and to assess the value of cognitive coaching. Findings indicated workshops were effective and produced strong commitment to the model, but resulted in a disappointing level of implementation without a coaching phase.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This study reviewed eight studies. The goals of this study were two-fold: (i) to identify similarities and differences of peer coaching and (ii) to examine its feasibility and challenges in preservice teacher education. Peer coaching appears to possess unique advantages and have much value for preservice teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of peer coaching on the classroom practices of pre-service teachers. Four teacher interns learned peer coaching functions and techniques before participating in coaching cycles with their peers. Findings show that peer coaching altered current teaching practices, but a trend of making suggestions for improvement without affirming strengths was also evident.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
The research project Adaptive Teaching Competency seeks to conceptualise the processes of tuning teaching to individual students' learning needs and to empirically test, within the field of science teaching, to what extent Adaptive Teaching Competency can be fostered through teacher education. 32 primary and secondary teachers took part in an intervention to foster their Adaptive Teaching Competency based on content-focused coaching whilst 18 teachers formed the control group.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2009
Which Characteristics of a Reciprocal Peer Coaching Context Affect Teacher Learning as Perceived by Teachers and Their Students?
The main purpose of this article was to explore which characteristics of a reciprocal peer coaching program stimulated or inhibited the professional learning of 28 experienced teachers (14 coaching dyads). A mixed-method approach was adopted combining quantitative and qualitative data. It was found that teachers learn when they are intrinsically motivated to take part in professional development programs; when they feel a certain pressure toward experimenting with new instructional methods; and when they are able to discuss their experiences within a safe, constructive, and trustworthy environment.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2009
The Effect of Curriculum, Coaching, and Professional Development on Prekindergarten Children's Literacy Achievement
The study empirically assessed one community's efforts to close the literacy's gap between its advantaged and disadvantaged children. Over a 3-year period, a grassroots venture consisting of business, university and public school personnel provided teachers in 22 California state preschool classrooms with a literacy-rich curriculum. They also provided the teachers with weekly support from a literacy coach and professional development on early literacy acquisition and instruction.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009