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Summary

Every teacher experiences the thrill and satisfac-tion that emerges when he or she see the faces of students successful in their learning. I am, and always have been, a teacher. When I watch the face of a teacher who fgures out the behaviors she can choose to produce learning in her students and the opportunities she needs to offer for them to do so, I experience that same thrill. As I observe her as a coach during classroom observation, I see the teacher look over to me beaming with satisfac-tion because she noticed the behaviors of her students, shifted her teaching accordingly, and then reached the learning goal. That moment alone spurs me to further effort and achievement myself. It gets me onto the next plane to work with each subsequent group of teachers.

I hope this book will spur you on and motivate you, and that you will learn well all that we have put forth in Instructional Coaching with the End in Mind: Using Backward Planning to Increase Student Achievement.

Thank you for continuing to do noble and im-portant work in the world. Stephen G. Barkley

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