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20
OCT
2017

Checking in After a Coaching Cycle

In the post, Good Coaching Got Me Up a Mountain, I shared the story of how good coaching helped me conquer obstacles on my mountain bike. It was a great reminder of the power coaching. When I wrote that post, the trails were soft and I was in peak riding shape. Since then, the leaves
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03
OCT
2017

Leading Student-Centered Coaching

Instructional coaching has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Today there are coaches in large districts, small districts, urban districts, and rural districts. Coaches focus on subjects like mathematics, literacy, and technology. And others work across content areas. With
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02
OCT
2017

Just Announced: Student Centered Coaching Symposium

Student-Centered Coaching Symposium in Santiago, Chile November 30 – December 2, 2017 School leaders, coaches, coordinators, and teachers are invited to join Diane in Santiago on November 30-December 2 to hear how student-centered coaching is at the heart of collaborative work h
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02
AUG
2017

Good Coaching Got Me Up a Mountain

Good coaching is powerful. In fact it’s so powerful, that it got me up a mountain the other day. In the summer, I love to spend my time mountain biking in Grand County, Colorado. There are hundreds of miles of trails, most of them pretty challenging. When I get the chance, I like to r
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19
MAY
2017

Why Coaching Shouldn’t Be Kept Confidential

At a recent PD session, an instructional coach raised her hand and asked an innocent enough question. We had been talking about the importance of principals and coaches discussing how their coaching cycles were impacting student and teacher learning. She asked, “I’m confused. Aren’t o
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27
APR
2017

New Offering: Two-Day Workshop on Student-Centered Coaching

We are excited to announce a two day workshop that will take place at the University of Denver on August 28-29, 2017. This workshop will include the following two strands: COACHING STRAND The coaching strand will focus on the core practices for student-centered coaching. This strand a
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