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2 Coaching From Theory to Practice Your Team of Presenters: Linda Castaldo Gail Fazio Denise Greco Yelena Horre Tracey Lepore Linden Public Schools, Linden NJ

3 The Game Plan… Introduce the team Define the many roles of a coach Identify the steps in the coaching process Identify ways to navigate roadblocks Describe the parent component Provide an overview of professional development options for teachers

4 Coachs Play Book Know your team Maintain Professionalism Lead Facilitate Support Maintain Confidence Build Trust Slowly Build Knowledge Base Model life-long learning Network with others Willingness to share

5 Coaching the team! Provide professional development Offer support in the classroom Create a climate of literacy Offer support to parents Encourage individual professional growth

6 The Coaching Process Model Lesson Co- Teaching Post Conference Teacher led lesson (indep.) Post Conference Pre- Conference Post Conference

7 Sometimes practice isnt perfect! Teachers are resistant to change Unclear about the role of the coach Unsure about their role in process Time constraints Variations in commitment to personal professional growth Many different levels of experience/knowledge Administrative support Changing staff Problems on the field…

8 Parent Component Parent Workshops Family Literacy Events District Literacy Days Cooperative Learning Opportunities Author Visits Special Incentive Programs

9 Strengthening the Team… … through professional development Common planning Grade level meetings Study Groups District-wide in-service days One to one with teachers Outside presenters

10 Reaching Your Goal Based on the work of Colleen Buddy Some principles to keep in mind…

11 The Dick & Jane Principle Look! See!

12 THE SPICE GIRL PRINCIPLE Beware of Fads!

13 THE TORTOISE & THE HARE PRINCIPLE Pacing is an individual style.

14 THE OPRAH PRINCIPLE Relationships have soul.

15 THE SISTINE CHAPEL PRINCIPLE Masterpieces develop over time.

16 THE TOMIE DePAOLA PRINCIPLE Stamp your on every page of your work.

17 THE GREAT DEBATE PRINCIPLE There Is None.

18 LEO THE LATE BLOOMER Each Of Us Blooms In Our Own Good Time.

19 THE MARTHA STEWART PRINCIPLE Good Things Count.

20 THE MONET PRINCIPLE Observe the interplay of reality & reflection.

21 THE DR. SEUSS PRINCIPLE Have Fun!

22 Coaching is a Challenge! …but its worth it! Thanks for coming!

23 Coaching is a Challenge! … but its worth it! Thanks for coming!

24 Linden All-Star Team: Gail Fazio, Reading Supervisor Linda Castaldo, Literacy Coach Denise Greco, Literacy Coach Yelena Horre, Literacy Coach Tracey Lepore, Literacy Coach

25 References Lyons, C. and Pinnell, G. (2001). Systems for change in literacy education. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Puig, E. and Froelich, K. (2007). The literacy coach: Guiding in the right direction. Boston, MA: Pearson. Robb, L. (2000). Redefining staff development: A collaborative model for teachers and administrators. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Toll, C. (2006). The literacy coachs desk reference: Processes and perspectives for effective coaching. Urbana, Illinois: NCTE. Toll, C. (2005). The literacys coachs survival guide: Essential questions and practical answers. Newark, DE: IRA. Walpole, S. and McKenna, M. (2004). The literacy coachs handbook. New York: The Guilford Press. Florida Center for Reading Research


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