Coaches, controversy, consensus. Reading Today, 21(1),18.
There is little agreement concerning the qualifications of reading coaches, and it can be as varied as a highly trained reading specialist with years of experience to a volunteer who has had a reading coaching seminar. But the common thread through the years is the ability to provide teacher feedback and transfer skills. The authors outline the skills necessary for effective literacy coaches. Effective coaches have a strong reading background, and can support teachers in their professional development in an environment that supports teaching excellence and change. Coaches should be good teachers themselves, able to teach to both children and adults, and be able to work with administrators.
Date Added: 09/25/2006
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