Literacy Coaching: Developing Effective Teachers Through Instructional Dialogue.
After the coach observes the teacher, takes notes, and prepares for the dialogue, she meets with the teacher to reflect on the lesson. Duncan provides examples of structured dialogue, and illustrates the development of an action plan, which then becomes "job embedded" professional development.
The teacher development cycle described in Chapter 5 clearly addresses implementing a process for instructional dialogue, detailing the roles of the teacher and coach and giving vivid examples. Feedback provides opportunities for teacher reflection, along with support from the coach. The accompanying DVD focuses on instructional dialogue between a teacher and coach.
Marilyn Duncan has been a teacher for over 30 years. She has truly worked in the classroom with children and as a teacher developer. This experience allows the reader to understand that her methods are supported by experience in the classroom. Reviewed by Cynthia J. Lasky, Ed.D., Assistant Professor at Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
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|Author:||Lasky, Cynthia J.|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2007|
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