Egawa, K. (2006) A trainer’s voice: Revisiting your literacy coaching program. Northwest Education, 12(1), 41-42.
Author: Egawa, K.
Founding member of the Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse Kathy Egawa shares some information from a decade of literacy coaching in order to help those thinking about coaching or using coaches. Egawa recommends that all literacy coaches should start out with a clear job description, as well as an understanding of the greater goals of district and its program. She discusses two different conceptualizations of coaching: an expert model and a guided model. While expert models focus on implementation, guided models focus on deepening teacher understanding and supporting teachers. Coach Cathy Toll also conceptualizes coaching as intervening, leading or partnering. Egawa’s article is great for literacy coaches at all levels of experience.
Date Added: 01/31/2007
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