One book

If you had to recommend one book on coaching, what would it be?

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September 01, 2022

I have been using the PIIC / TPIIC coaching model for 15 years. It is very similar to the Apple Coaching Model, albeit with different terminology.

Check out Instructional Coaching in Action. It details the aforementioned coaching model.

https://www.amazon.com/Instructional-Coaching-Action-Integrated-Transforms/dp/141662368X

September 01, 2022

Jim Knight's books are always popular. My issue with his model is that at times he recommends one-and-done and evaluative processes. Those are both bad ideas for instructional coaches.

September 02, 2022

Thank you for your suggestions.

September 06, 2022

I’d check out  

Basically, there are no resistant teachers—only teachers whose needs have not been met.

September 14, 2022

Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie offers guidance on how to stay creative, take risks, drive what matters, and stay level within organizations that have complex procedures and dynamics. It helps me stay above the "hairball" to be my most creative and helpful self. I recommend it for every learning coach and leader!

September 14, 2022

I think the Jim Knight books are great. Hard to pick just one.

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