• Abrams, J. (2009) Having hard conversations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
    • Includes strategies to plan for hard conversations and offers sample scripts to illustrate steps.
  • Aguilar, E. The art of coaching: Effective strategies for school transformation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Aguilar, E. (2018).Onward: Cultivating emotional resilience in educators. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Covey, S.R. (2004) The 8th Habit: From effectiveness to greatness. New York, NY: FranklinCovey Co.
    • Covey supports growth with information on modeling, pathfinding, aligning, and empowering with an emphasis on using our voices to serve others. 
  • Drago-Severson, E. & Blum-DeStefano, J. (2018) Leading change together: Developing educator capacity within schools and systems. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
    • Learn to support individual and organizational growth with a differentiated approach to leadership and capacity building while building trust, capacity, and sustainability.
  • Eisenberg, E.B., Eisenberg, B.P., Medrich, E.A. & Charner, I. (2017) Instructional coaching in action: An integrated approach that transforms thinking, practice, and schools. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
    • Detailed guidance for coaches on creating conditions for educator-center coaching, getting buy-in from staff, defining the role of coaches, rolling out a coaching initiative, and ensuring ongoing success with coaching.
  • Gross Cheliotes, L. & Fleming Reilly, M. Coaching conversations: Transforming your school one conversation at a time. (2010) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
    • Authors discuss the components of coaching with an emphasis on committed listening, powerful speaking, and reflective feedback. 
  • Killiion, J., Harrison, C., Bryan, C. & Clifton, H. (2012) Coaching Matters. Oxford, OH: Learning Forward. 
    • Explore the condictions, structures, and supports that are integral to giving coaching the potential to transform teaching and learning. 
  • Knight, J. (2016) Better conversations: Coaching ourselves and each other to be more credible, caring and connected. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
    • Better conversations include coaching ourselves and others to become better communicators, listen with empathy, find common ground and build trust. Both a Reflection Guide and a companion website offer additional resources to implement the strategies included in this work. 
  • Knight, J. (2018) The Impact cycle: What instructional coaches should do to foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
    • Knight explains a three-stage cycle to use as coaches partner with teachers to improve student outcomes; a reflection guide is also available as a resource to support using this cycle.
  • Knight, J. (2014) Focus on Teaching: Using video for high-impact instruction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Lambert, L. (2003). Leadership capacity for lasting school improvement. Alexandria, VA.
    • This work focuses on five components: skillful participation in the work of leadership, inquiry-based use of data to inform decisions and practice, broad involvement and collective responsibility for student learning, reflective practice that leads to innovation, and high or steadily improving student achievement.
  • Marzano, R.J. & Simms, J.A. (2013) Coaching Classroom Instruction. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research Laboratory.
    • Components, strategies, and forms for use in coaching as well as scenarios  that clarify and offer ideas for application.
  • Rock, M. (2019) The eCoaching continuum for educators: Using technology to enrich professional development and improve student outcomes. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
    • Hints and how-tos for using technology for professional development and coaching.
  • Stavros, J. & Torres, C. (2018). Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement. Oakland, CA: Berrett Koehler Publishers. 
  • Tschannen-Moran, B. & Tschannen-Moran, M. (2010). Evocative Coaching: Transforming schools one conversation at a time. SanFrancisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.




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