Sweeney, D. (2003). Learning along the way: Professional development by and for teachers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Author: Sweeney, D.


In this book Sweeney offers advice from her role as an instructional coach in an elementary school. While the book does not focus solely on being a literacy coach, many examples concern literacy. Sweeney describes how coaches can set up lab classrooms, where teachers observe other master teachers or peers as they teach. The coach leads the group in a preconference and a debrief. She also discusses holding sessions where teachers look closely at student work in order to stay grounded in practice and use of critical friends group protocols. One also learns indirectly from this book about the role of a strong, supportive principal to a coach and a school.

Date Added: 09/29/2006


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