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Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

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Educators know that teachers are a school s most essential strength. In Building Teachers Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site-based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a stronger and more c ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published December 31st 2008 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (first published December 2008)
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Susan
Dec 14, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Pete Hall, school administrator, and Alisa Simeral, his instructional coach collaborate on this book to share how to work together to build teachers' capacity for success within the school. Hall and Simeral have developed the Continuum of Self Reflection that helps identify the "states of mind, levels of self-awareness, and phases in the self-reflective process" of teachers. The continuum is broken into four "stages". Hall is careful to note that teachers can be at more than one stage simultaneo ...more
Meagan
Jul 27, 2013 Meagan rated it really liked it
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This book provides a good overview of teachers' levels of growth within their profession and methods for instructional coaches and administrators to help teachers at each level of growth. I appreciated the clear writing and helpful examples, as well as the inclusion of practical forms and charts that coaches can use on a daily basis. I am looking forward to using the suggestions and tools in my coaching this school year.

This text should be read by all people who are in leadership in elementary
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Monique
Jul 06, 2014 Monique rated it really liked it
Interesting. Gave some concrete ideas for working with teachers at any stage. Very helpful.
Kim Saffold
Jun 28, 2014 Kim Saffold rated it really liked it
Hall gave me relevant ideas to help build the capacity of teachers at any stage.
Mary Alise Herrera
Mar 04, 2012 Mary Alise Herrera rated it it was amazing
This book (and the book group I read it with) has provided a great deal of information for me to reflect on and better my practice. Written by both an instructional coach and principal, having both authors helps to understand the full picture of teacher growth and development. A great professional read!
Jennifer
Mar 01, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Chapter three describes the coaches role. This is an interesting notion. The compare and contrast between coach and principal merits further investigation.
Carrie Zimmer
Jun 27, 2015 Carrie Zimmer rated it really liked it
Good strategies for both coaches and administrators for working with teachers at all levels of practice.
Julie Aquilina
Oct 06, 2013 Julie Aquilina rated it did not like it
Nothing really groundbreaking here. It all makes sense, but is a little basic.
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