By Dr. Joanna Lein
If you’re looking for a few texts to kickstart your instructional leadership practice, we suggest starting with these easy-to-read but information-packed texts. Below we’ve offered a few details to help you decide where to start.
Provides a practical coaching guide, which includes a clearly defined scope and sequence Provide descriptors of specific, narrow instructional practices to use with teachers Written for instructional leaders who coach novice teachers Use like a manual that you carry with you use during classroom observations, to prep coaching debriefs, or to diagnose an issue
Gives a strong overview of instructional coaching for teachers of all experience levels Emphasizes the importance of partnership for long-term coaching success Includes specific communication techniques, the big 4 instructional categories, and research evidence Provides a variety of vignettes about coaching
Explores a variety of lenses that coaches use when they are working with a teacher Discusses the importance of self-work for coaches Provides helpful vignettes and narratives to explore the nuances of coaching