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Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration

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Put your strengths to work to foster a strong, collaborative learning community in your school. This graduate-level course will give you the skills and strategies for providing meaningful support and guidance to your fellow teachers, using a variety of coaching styles and mentoring techniques. You will have the opportunity to develop, implement, and analyze your own coaching plan—laying the foundation for your future as a leader and mentor.

Teaching Tangibles
Evaluate your personal learning styles and personality characteristics.
Review elements of successful mentoring programs and mentoring relationships.
Explore core coaching styles, including mentoring, instructional, content, cognitive, and collegial.
Create a coaching plan based on your understanding of these coaching models.
Enhance your listening skills to increase your ability to be an accessible and effective coach.
Gain hands-on experience coaching a peer.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Andy Hargreaves, Ph.D.

Dr. Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. His teaching and research concentrate on sustainable leadership, professional learning communities, educational change, and the emotions of teaching. He has authored and edited more than 20 books, including Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity, and he received the 2004 Outstanding Book Award for Curriculum Studies from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Hargreaves has been awarded visiting professorships and fellowships in Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, England, Canada, and the United States, and he is the holder of the 2000 Whitworth Award for outstanding contributions to educational research in Canada.

Andy Hargreaves has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

Jim Knight, Ph.D.

Dr. Knight has spent the past decade studying instructional coaching. He is currently a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Dr. Knight directs Pathways to Success, a district-wide instructional-improvement partnership between the University of Kansas and the Topeka, Kansas, school district. Dr. Knight has published several articles on instructional coaching in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, and The School Administrator. Dr. Knight has traveled across the globe providing professional development presentations in Japan, Canada, and more than 35 U.S. states. He has also won several university teaching and leadership awards.

Jim Knight has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

Hal Portner

Mr. Portner is a well-known professional development consultant in the field of education. He writes, develops materials, trains mentors, facilitates the development of new-teacher induction programs, and presents to and consults with school districts and other educational organizations. He was a teacher and administrator in two Connecticut public school districts for 20 years. After leaving the districts, he worked for the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Certification and Professional Development for 10 years. Mr. Portner is the author of several books, such as Mentoring New Teachers and Training Mentors Is Not Enough: Everything Else Schools and Districts Need to Do.

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