Gottesman, B. (2002). Peer Coaching For Educators. (2nd Ed.). NY: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Author: Gottesman, B.


The focus of this book is developing peer-coaching pairs, not on the role of a skilled literacy coach. However, a coach who is not able to work with all teachers in a school, or a school that cannot afford a literacy coach, might think about setting up peer-coaching pairs. This book helps teachers understand the thinking behind and procedures for doing peer-coaching successfully. The five steps of peer-coaching covered in the book are: the teacher requests a visit, the visit itself, the peer-coach reviews the notes and lists some possibilities, the talk after the visit, and review of the process. This book would also be useful in settings where teachers are learning to become literacy coaches. They can gain experience with each other first as peer coaches.

Date Added: 09/29/2006


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