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Coaching for Multilingual Student Success

Intentional Practices to Accelerate Learning and Close Achievement Gaps

Teachers do not have to choose between serving multilingual learners and providing rigorous instruction for all. Perfect for group study, this book offers guidance for leveraging instructional coaching to strengthen collective teacher efficacy and confidence so teachers can accelerate learning for all students.


  • Understand multilingual learners’ unique needs.
  • Maximize growth opportunities for multilingual learners throughout their day—not just in specialized small-group time.
  • Learn how to design a professional learning plan tailored to their context.
  • Foster supportive and productive teacher-coach relationships.
  • Gain tools and practices to support implementation of professional learning plans.
  • Gain high-impact teaching strategies that accelerate learning for multilingual learners.

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Chapter 1: The Multilingual Learner
Chapter 2: The Professional Learning Plan
Chapter 3: The Instructional Coach
Chapter 4: The District Coaching Team
Chapter 5: Constructing Your Professional Learning Plan
Chapter 6: Organizing Professional Learning for Your Instructional Coaches
Chapter 7: Defining the Instructional Coaching Role
Chapter 8: Adapting for Your Context


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8



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