Student-Centered Coaching for Schools, Districts, and Educational Organizations

Diane Sweeney Consulting supports the implementation of student-centered coaching in K-12 schools. Student-centered coaching introduces a new way of delivering instructional coaching that puts the needs of students’ front-and-center. By focusing coaching on goals for student learning, rather than on fixing teachers, an instructional coach can directly impact instructional practice and student achievement.

Consulting Services

A consultant from our team will work with your school, district, or organization to support the implementation of student-centered coaching. All consulting services are customized to meet the needs of the schools, districts, and organizations that we serve.

 

Institutes, Conferences, & Workshops

We host institutes, conferences, and workshops throughout the U.S. and beyond. This is an opportunity to learn more about student-centered coaching alongside other dedicated educators.

 

 

Resources & Materials

Explore tools, templates, and videos to learn more about how to implement student-centered coaching. Follow our blog to stay updated on our newest thinking. Participate in our eCourse for virtual learning. Or join our coaching certificate hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Books by
Diane Sweeney

Diane Sweeney has written three bestselling books on student-centered coaching. A fourth book for leaders titled, Leading Student-Centered Coaching will be available June, 2018.

Recent Blog Posts

Measuring the Impact of Coaching Cycles

Written by: Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris, authors of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) Coaches often wonder how to measure their impact. We all know that we can’t base our success off of whether or not teachers sign up for coaching cycles, smile at us, or talk to us in the teacher’s lounge. We

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The Research Supporting Student-Centered Coaching

Student-Centered Coaching was developed by instructional coaches and for instructional coaches. It was the result of coaches asking themselves the question, “How can we make our coaching more about student learning?” Until then, it felt like coaching only focused on instruction and wasn’t necessarily ensuring that learning was taking place. Coaches felt like, while they

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Instructional Coaches: Interior Decorators in Education

Guest post by Kristy Gaudio Anyone who has seen, or binge-watched, a home remodeling series can’t help but obsess over how easy they make it look. The interior decorator quickly transitions through the processes of viewing the room, sketching out a vision, and unveiling the mind blowing result to the homeowner in 30 minutes–minus commercials!

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“Student-Centered Coaching has arrived just in time for many districts across the country who are frustrated with lackluster results from the instructional coaching movement. She argues that for too long we’ve focused coaching efforts on teachers’ practices and hoped to see results in student achievement, rather than focusing on students from the get go. This book is a must for anyone who’s a coach or principal."

District Leader

“Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves eCourse provided me with the practical tools I need to begin my new position as an instructional coach. Through the readings, videos, and assignments, I have gained confidence in my coaching abilities.”

Instructional Coach

“This was an example of the highest quality staff development. Having the time to process the text, the experience to ground it, and the exemplary facilitation forced my thinking to go much deeper."

Literacy Coach

“The information was presented in a meaningful way. All of the information was relevant. I will use it all! Diane’s organization, knowledge, and experience were invaluable. I gained lots of ideas to continue our quest to improve classroom instruction to benefit all students.”

Principal

“I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful, meaningful presentation at our coaching PD yesterday. I left feeling invigorated, and driven to apply my new learning. Today, as a coach, I felt successful as my work had a clear focus! I don't mean I have it all figured out. We are ALWAYS refining our craft as educators!”

Instructional Coach

“I feel more confident with the student-entered approach to coaching as well as the parts of the coaching cycle. The symposium made them come alive for me and I feel like I have some skills (hopefully) to fall back on to use in coaching cycles. Also as a team we have a common foundation to work from and further and better our program.”

Learning Coach

“This provided me with a very strong conceptual understanding of student-centered coaching (the framework), as well as some very concrete structures for implementing this structure.”

Learning Coach

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