The purpose of this inquiry was to determine if I, a Professional Development Coach, could positively impact the attitudes of teachers toward professional development. This qualitative study took place during the first year implementation of a building-based coaching model. Data was collected through Pre and Post Surveys, an Interaction Log, and Grade Level Team Interviews. The results were analyzed and major themes extrapolated. Findings indicated a positive increase in the attitudes as measured from Fall 2007 to Spring 2008. Implications explored in the last chapter include how teachers commonly describe and/or perceive professional development, patterns in the types of problems and solutions, factors that impact and/or offset the implementation of coaching, how a coaching approach impacts the beliefs and attitudes of teachers, and, lastly, recommendations for further research.It would have looked a lot like starting with traditional fairy tales, once upon a time . It would have been as ... next year she replied, aNext year I will be using the planning sheets, looking at how different stories start, and titles. Ia#39;m looking forwardanbsp;...
|Title||:||To Peer Coach, Or Not to Peer Coach: That is the Question|
|Author||:||Tara L. Bruhn|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|