Layered Coaching (Video)

Mentoring New Teachers

Literacy coaches are being added to elementary school staffs at an incredible rate. Yet there is little available that shows what the day-by-day role of a literacy coach looks like. Jennifer Allen, author of the bestselling book Becoming a Literacy Leader, presents a comprehensive model for coaching through video segments filmed over an entire year. Her "layered coaching" approach includes gathering and providing resources to teachers, collaborative teaching and observation, study groups, new teacher mentoring, and curriculum mapping.

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Literacy coaches are being added to elementary school staffs at an incredible rate. Yet there is little available that shows what the day-by-day role of a literacy coach looks like. Jennifer Allen, author of the bestselling book Becoming a Literacy Leader, presents a comprehensive model for coaching through video segments filmed over an entire year. Her "layered coaching" approach includes gathering and providing resources to teachers, collaborative teaching and observation, study gr...read more

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Allen is a literacy specialist in grades 3-5 for the Waterville, Maine, school district, where she works as a reading coach and leads professional development programs for teachers. Jennifer has presented her work to regional and national audiences through state literacy organizations, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a frequent contributor to Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy. Jennifer is the author of Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Change and A Sense of Belonging: Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers .

Table of Contents

  • Introduction 0:20-1:53 (1:33)
  • Literacy Room Tour 2:00-5:31 (3:31)
  • In-Class Support Jessica Fall 5:32-11:41 (6:09)
  • In-Class Support Jessica Winter 11:46-24:14 (12:28)
  • New Teacher Group Discussion of Observations Fall 24:15-35:34 (11:19)
  • New Teacher Group Curriculum Mapping Fall 35:35-47:35 (12:00)
  • New Teacher Group Reading Workshop Fall 47:36-51:18 (3:42)
  • New Teacher Group Writing Workshop and Closing Moments Fall 51:19-1:05:43 (14:24)
  • Observing Others: Jeni Winter 1:05:44-1:17:38 (11:54)
  • Observing Others: Group Observation Spring 1:17:39-1:24:27 (6:48)
  • New Teacher Group Observation Discussion Spring 1:24:28-1:28:19 (3:51)
  • Study Group Writing Spring 1:28:20-1:33:17 (4:57)

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 93 minutes, 1 disc + CD-ROM
Year: 2006
Item No: 5007
ISBN: 978-160155-007-1

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