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Differentiated Coaching

Differentiated Coaching
A Framework for Helping Educators Change

Second Edition

Foreword by Joellen Killion

June 2017 | 256 pages | Corwin

Differentiate your coaching practice to meet the needs of every teacher!


Jane Kise takes you on a journey into differentiated coaching with a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who may think differently from you. Through an online self-assessment tool, you will discover how your strengths and beliefs influence your coaching practice. Through examples, case studies, and reflection exercises, you will understand how to:

  • Tailor your coaching practices to meet the needs of each educator
  • Increase teacher willingness to implement new skills in their classrooms
  • Anticipate patterns of resistance and adjust both the content and delivery of professional development

About the Author
Part I: Coaching that is Both Student-Centered and Teacher-Centered
Chapter 1: What Do Teachers Believe?
Chapter 2: Meeting the Needs of the Teacher During Change
Chapter 3: What Problems do Teachers Want to Solve?
Chapter 4: What Evidence Will Inform This Coaching Cycle?
Chapter 5: How Can Teachers Collaborate?
Part II: Developing a Language for Change
Chapter 6: A Common Framework: Creating a Climate where Change is Possible
Chapter 7: Cognitive Processes and Coaching
Chapter 8: Coaching Your Whole Staff for Change
Chapter 9: Professional Development Synergy
A Final Note
Appendix A: The Sixteen Types: Strengths, Beliefs and Needs During Change
Appendix B: Problem Solving Model
Appendix C: Polarity Thinking and Differentiated Coaching

"Kise reaches an impressive level of clarity as she skillfully guides coaches and educational leaders to grow in self-awareness and create a meaningful set of interpersonal and instructional skills to meet the needs of teachers and students. The fact that everyone is different and deserves respect and understanding for who they are, as they are, is made clear in this edition through powerful images and explanations of current brain research.  Jane challenges and provides specific supports for educators to help us develop interpersonal maturity as we strive to meet the needs of those we serve.

Rebecca Frazier, Coordinator of Teachers Coaching Teachers
Colorado Springs School District 11
Key features
  • The first half lays out five key elements for effectively coaching teachers for change
  • The second half introduces the sixth key, using a framework that helps identify patterns in teacher beliefs, needs, and cognitive processing styles that adds understanding and a common language for coaching and for discussing teaching and learning
  • New to the second edition:
    • Revised reflective exercises
    • A new coaching cycle model which includes the core questions for differentiated coaching and can be used to reflect on potential coaching moves
    • An online tool to discover your personality type and how it fits into a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who do and don’t think like you

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