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.
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.
Recent Blog Posts
Written by Diane Sweeney, author of Student-Centered Coaching Early last winter, I received an email from a director of teaching and learning in a medium sized district. Lynn explained that her district would be hiring coaches in the next school year. She wrote, “We want to be sure we do this coaching thing well. Can
Written by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris Excerpted from Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2017) Thinking aloud is a coaching move that increases the metacognition and reflection that occurs throughout a lesson. It most commonly occurs when a coach is co-teaching in a classroom. It sounds something like, ‘We just gave the kids a really tough question
We are excited to begin 2018 with a brand new website. Check it out for current information regarding upcoming events, to read our blog, and to access other tools and strategies to support your work in student-centered coaching. It can be found at: www.dianesweeney.com. There are many new events scheduled for 2018 that you can
“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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