Get Better Faster (Kobo eBook)

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Effective and practical coaching strategies for new educators plus valuable online coaching tools

Many teachers are only observed one or two times per year on average—and, even among those who are observed, scarcely any are given feedback as to how they could improve. The bottom line is clear: teachers do not need to be evaluated so much as they need to be developed and coached.

In Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, he breaks down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must take to achieve exemplary results. Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed.

Get Better Faster focuses on what's practical and actionable which makes the book's approach to coaching so effective. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed in Get Better Faster, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success.

Though focused heavily on the first 90 days of teacher development, it's possible to implement this work at any time. Junior and experienced teachers alike can benefit from the guidance of Get Better Faster while at the same time closing existing instructional gaps.

Featuring valuable and practical online training tools available at, Get Better Faster provides agendas, presentation slides, a coach's guide, handouts, planning templates, and 35 video clips of real teachers at work to help other educators apply the lessons learned in their own classrooms.

Get Better Faster will teach you:

  • The core principles of coaching: Go Granular; Plan, Practice, Follow Up, Repeat; Make Feedback More Frequent
  • Top action steps to launch a teacher’s development in an easy-to-read scope and sequence guide

It also walks you through the four phases of skill building:

  • Phase 1 (Pre-Teaching): Dress Rehearsal
  • Phase 2: Instant Immersion
  • Phase 3: Getting into Gear
  • Phase 4: The Power of Discourse

Perfect for new educators and those who supervise them, Get Better Faster will also earn a place in the libraries of veteran teachers and school administrators seeking a one-stop coaching resource.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781119279013
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: July 13th, 2016