Coaching, mentoring and feedback: 'the how to' in a schooling context

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Lynch, D & Madden, J 2015, 'Coaching, mentoring and feedback: 'the how to' in a schooling context', Education Alternatives, vol. 13, pp. 116-129.

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This article explores a whole of school strategy for improving the teaching performance of a school by focusing on the logistics of a pilot school improvement project. The central premise of this reporting and of this article more specifically is a focus on the work of the teacher through a coordinated mechanism of ‘leadership’ and ‘data driven decision making’ which are consolidated into a ‘coaching, mentoring and feedback’ regime for teaching improvement effect. This mechanism is referred to as the Talent Management Platform for Teaching (TMPT).