Get Some Guts, Coach!

by Jill Jackson


Book Details

The insider’s guide to turning your run-of-the-mill coaching job into a wildly powerful coaching practice that boosts teacher skill and student scores! Here you have it…again! You learned in Jill’s first book, Get a Backbone, Principal!, how to get rid of fancy educational jargon and replace it with simple, habitual, straightforward conversations that lead a school from less than stellar scores to off the charts student performance. Well, she’s done it again! BUT this time she’s talking to you, COACHES! Jill wrote this book to once-and-for-all answer questions like these: How do I coach without being evaluative? What do I do with a weak administrator that won’t hold teachers accountable? How do I build trust? What if all I do is put out fires and never get to the actual coaching? What does a successful coaching practice really look like? How do I debrief a teacher and have him actually implement my advice? This book is designed to support, nag, push and cajole instructional coaches into taking six very important steps: Step 1: Get Focused Step 2: Get Into a Flow Step 3: Get to the Dance of the Debrief Step 4: Get to the Heart of Teaching and Learning Step 5: Get Some Thick Skin Step 6: Get a Plan Advanced praise for Get Some Guts, Coach! “I knew what I needed to do, but just needed someone to tell me how to do it! Thanks for all of your wonderful insight!” “I love this. Thank you for addressing coaching head-on and providing me with practical and doable solutions.” “Practical, clear and concise information for coaching. This is an area that can be difficult, but you make the difficult seem possible.”


About the Author

Jill Jackson

JILL JACKSON is a “tell it like it is” kind of gal who is happiest when she’s working with educators in the field to simplify and power-up their school improvement work. Her motto is, “You have everything you need to get the job done, you just need to do the job differently.” When she’s not blogging twice weekly at or writing for EdNews 360 and Education News, she’s racking up frequent flyer miles on her way to her next speaking gig, client coaching session or JC Team mastermind…all while figuring out how to beat her personal best for getting through the security line at LAX.

Also by Jill Jackson

Get a Backbone, Principal