An Instructional Coach Giveaway!

Coach Day 2

Can you imagine your day without Twitter or Facebook? These tools connect us and provide us with new learning everyday! Today I learned it was Instructional Coach Appreciation Day! Sounds like a perfect day for an:


I have been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing lately with a goal to downsize my enormous book collection. I am a book-a-holic! Books live in almost every room of my house. I have discovered that I have multiple copies of several books. So, from time-to-time I will be giving them away to blog followers!

November Book Giveaway

A Drum Roll Please….

This month’s giveaway is perfect for Instructional Coaches! If you follow me on Twitter you will notice that I love to share books that have inspired me or books that will probably find their way to my collection. There are so many wonderful coaching books. One that I highly recommend is Coaching Classroom Management by Randy Sprick, Jim Knight, Wendy Reinke and Tricia McKale. I happen to have an extra copy of the book … so I am giving it away! The book needs to find a good home!

About the Book

The book I have is 1st Edition book published in 2006 (there is a 2nd edition to the book). The paperback book is in brand new condition complete with unopened CD of reproducibles and values at about $40.00 according to Amazon. During my time as an Instructional Coach I used many of the strategies and tools to assist teachers in collecting student engagement data. Positive classroom management skills are crucial to effective teaching and learning!

From Pacific Northwest Publishing:

“This book is a must-read for administrators, staff developers, behavior specialists, and instructional coaches who work directly with teachers to improve classroom management and student behavior.

Coaching Classroom Management is filled with everything you need to implement effective behavioral coaching:

Observation forms

Staff development materials


Rating scales

Tip sheets for classroom walk-throughs

The tools in this book were designed and field tested to close the gap between the ideal of research-based practices and the actual implementation of positive classroom management. Administrators will find guidelines for setting expectations and assisting teachers in meeting them. Classroom coaches will discover how they can use the skills they already have to assist teachers in a non-evaluative context.

Help teachers spend less time dealing with disruptions and more time engaged in the business of teaching. Work with teachers to implement proactive, positive, and instructional approaches, which research has demonstrated achieve results far superior to traditional authoritarian, punitive, or exclusionary models.”

Giveaway Guidelines – Please read carefully:

  1. Subscribe to http://kathyperret.net/. The email subscription area can be found when reading a post (such as this) in the upper right. Enter your email and click subscribe.
  2. Give a like to Learning is Growing on Facebook.
  3. Post a comment here with an instructional coaching tip for others to enjoy after you complete steps 1 & 2. Include your name and Twitter handle in the comment to be entered in the #Giveaway. Winner will be notified via Twitter.
  4. Participants must live within the Continental U.S.
  5. All entries must be completed by Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM CST. Winner will be chosen at random.
  6. Book will be shipped Tuesday, November 24, 2014 and I will pay the shipping and handling charges.

Winner will be announced Sunday, November 23, 2014 on Twitter and the Learning is Growing Facebook Page. If the winner is unreachable, a second random drawing will be held.

Happy Instructional Coach Day!

Thanks for making a difference!



  • Shaeley Santiago 5 Nov

    This year, I’ve been much more purposeful about making notes related to my coaching sessions with teachers. I’m using a series of questions from Elena Aguilar to help me plan in advance, and then four simple reflection questions from Jim Knight to help me process how the session went.

    While I’m not 100% faithful in doing my reflection in advance, I am learning that the investment up front in planning is well worth the time it takes me in terms of the quality of the outcome and my own mental focus and readiness to help the teachers I meet with.

    That’s one reason I’m entering the book giveaway because it was only through reading the two authors above that I realized the value of this practice.


    • Kathy Perret 6 Nov

      Thanks for the follow, Shaeley! I love your tip! It is so important for coaches to be reflective throughout the process! Thanks for the reminder!

      A side note – I spent 4 WONDERFUL years in AMES as an undergraduate! GO CYCLONES! I was just there last week for a meeting and loaded up on some new ISU sweatshirts!!


  • Annie Palmer 5 Nov

    Thanks for offering this! My tip: A key component in my work as a coach is to keep the focus on student achievement. Are the students achieving? Why or why not? How can we implement a strategy, track the results and determine whether it’s effective or not. This keep the focus off the teachers and on learning and student achievement.

    • Kathy Perret 6 Nov

      Thank for the follow, Annie! Much appreciated!
      I love your tip! Student centered coaching is a beneficial approach! Coaching IS all about enhancing educational experiences FOR students!


  • Jessica Pagan 19 Nov

    Listen, listen, listen. I think it was Jim Knight that said that we give teachers a voice when we just listen.

    • Kathy Perret 20 Nov

      So true, Jessica! Listening is powerful!


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