Riddle-Buly, M., Coskie, T., Robinson, L., and Egawa, K. (2006) Literacy Coaching: Coming out of the corner. Voices from the Middle, 13, 24-28.
Author: Riddle-Buly, M., Coskie, T., Robinson, L., and Egawa, K.
The authors outline principles and practices that make an effective literacy coach, including taking a non-judgmental, non-evaluative stance. They explore the differences between coaching in elementary schools, where teachers receive much support and educate students in a variety of areas, and coaching in secondary schools, where teachers receive little support and teach discipline-specific content areas. The authors highlight some areas of concern for coaching: support and documentation of results. While many administrators, teachers, and students believe literacy coaching is effective, to date there is little data to support this claim. There are several studies being done to collect data on the effectiveness of literacy coaching, but more research and documentation remains to be done.
Date Added: 09/19/2006
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