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The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation

The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation

Elena Aguilar

ISBN: 978-1-118-42102-4

Feb 2013, Jossey-Bass

360 pages

$19.99

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Hands-on resources for new and seasoned school coaches

This practical resource offers the foundational skills and tools needed by new coaching educators, as well as presenting an overview of the knowledge and theory base behind the practice. Established coaches will find numerous ways to deepen and refine their coaching practice. Principals and others who incorporate coaching strategies into their work will also find a wealth of resources.

Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching which could be implemented as professional development in schools or districts anywhere. Although she addresses the needs of adult learners, her model maintains a student-centered focus, with a specific lens on addressing equity issues in schools.

  • Offers a practical resource for school coaches, principals, district leaders, and other administrators
  • Presents a transformational coaching model which addresses systems change
  • Pays explicit attention to surfacing and interrupting inequities in schools

The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation offers a compendium of school coaching ideas, the book's explicit, user-friendly structure enhances the ability to access the information.

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Introduction xi

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING 1

Chapter 1: How Can Coaching Transform Schools? 3

Chapter 2: What Is Coaching? 17

Chapter 3: Which Beliefs Help a Coach Be More Effective? 33

Chapter 4: What Must a Coach Know? 45

PART TWO: ESTABLISHING COACHING WITH A CLIENT 73

Chapter 5: Beginning a Coaching Relationship: How Do I Develop

Chapter 6: The Exploration Stage: What Do I Need to Know at the Outset? 97

Chapter 7: Developing a Work Plan: How Do I Determine What to Do? 119

PART THREE: THE COACHING DANCE 145

Chapter 8: Listening and Questioning 147

Chapter 9: Facilitative Coaching Conversations 163

Chapter 10: Facilitative Coaching Activities 175

Chapter 11: Directive Coaching Conversations 195

Chapter 12: Directive Coaching Activities 211

Chapter 13: Technical Tips and Habits of Mind 231

Chapter 14: Reflection and Assessment: What’s Next? 247

PART FOUR: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR COACHES 265

Chapter 15: What Is Professional Development for Coaches? 267

CONCLUSION 287

APPENDIX A: THE COACH’S OPTICAL REFRACTOR (THE COACHING LENSES) 291

APPENDIX B: COACHING SENTENCE STEMS 297

APPENDIX C: TRANSFORMATIONAL COACHING RUBRIC 301

APPENDIX D: CHEAT SHEETS AND LISTS 307

APPENDIX E: RECOMMENDED RESOURCES 311

APPENDIX F: GLOSSARY 317

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 321

REFERENCES 325

INDEX 329