Get Better Faster|Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Get Better Faster : A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers
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Effective and practical coaching strategies for new educators

Many teachers are only observed one or two times per year on average--and, even among those who are observed, scarcely any are given feedback as to how they could improve. The bottom line is clear: teachers do not need to be evaluated so much as they need to be developed and coached.

In Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, we break down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must take to achieve exemplary results. Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed.

It's the book's focus on what's practical and actionable that drives its effective approach to coaching. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed here, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success.

Though focused heavily on the first 90 days of teacher development, it's possible to implement this work at any time. Junior and experienced teachers alike can benefit from the guidance of Get Better Faster and close existing instructional gaps.

Packed with practical training tools, including agendas, presentation slides, a coach's guide, handouts, planning templates, and 35 video clips of real teachers at work, Get Better Faster will teach you:

  • The core principles of coaching: Go Granular; Plan, Practice, Follow Up, Repeat; Make Feedback More Frequent
  • Top action steps to launch a teacher's development in an easy-to-read scope and sequence guide

It also walks you through the four phases of skill building:

  • Phase 1 (Pre-Teaching): Dress Rehearsal
  • Phase 2: Instant Immersion
  • Phase 3: Getting into Gear
  • Phase 4: The Power of Discourse

Perfect for new educators and those who supervise them, Get Better Faster will also earn a place in the libraries of veteran teachers and school administrators seeking a one-stop coaching resource.


  • ISBN-13: 9781119278719
  • ISBN-10: 1119278716
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 496