Publication Date: May 19, 2007
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This innovative book moves beyond the day-to-day matters of coaching to a deeper examination of how literacy coaching can improve instructional practice. The authors offer research-based strategies that can be used to create the professional and dynamic relationships needed for successful teacher–coach collaborations. Readers will hear the voices of coaches as they analyze their own efforts to scaffold adult learning, guide collaborative inquiry, and support teacher reflection. Featuring concrete examples, this practical book:
Adrian Rodgers is an assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University in Newark. Emily M. Rodgers is an associate professor in the College of Education at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
“The authors have provided a rich description of what literacy coaches actually do as they work daily with teachers. Each chapter is soundly grounded in the research literature but goes beyond it to provide many practical examples.”
—From the Foreword by Gay Su Pinnell, The Ohio State University
“The authors deal deftly with key aspects of coaching that characterize successful coaches and for which even the most knowledgeable literacy coaches are often ill-prepared. An excellent resource for anyone whose responsibilities sometimes include the role of coach.”
—Dorothy S. Strickland, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey