This book is a guide for the creation of Smart Schools. Through the use of the Education Instructional Coaching Model, American students can display the highest levels of academic achievement. This model is based upon a set of core beliefs that include:
the major goal of educators is to inspire students to become critical thinkers and independent learners;
educators must create environments of small learning communities where a major portion of instruction is devoted to problem solving;
teachers must design student directed instruction;
educational reform is comprehensive and involves every member of the educational community;
instructional coaching which requires mutual respect between a coach and teacher is the corner stone for improving classroom instruction.