Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring use apprenticeship techniques for increasing knowledge and implementing effective literacy practices.

Relationships occur between a trained literacy coach and teachers/interventionists/ specialists/administrators as well as between teachers.

“The ultimate goal of the model is to create systemic change within the school culture while building internal capacity for supporting the change process. This means that the true agents of change reside within the school doors—the teachers, the principal, and the support staff. In this model, the coaching and mentoring pieces are critical elements of the design.” (Shaping Literate Minds, 2001, p. 98)