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11
MAY
2016

How Can We Avoid Coaching That Feels Evaluative?

A recent article by Charlotte Danielson in Education Week has taken the Twittersphere by storm. In it she writes, “I’m deeply troubled by the transformation of teaching from a complex profession requiring nuanced judgment to the performance of certain behaviors that can be ticke
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12
JAN
2016

Study Guide for the Secondary Level Book

A Study Guide for Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level   Written by Diane Sweeney We are excited to share the news that Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Sweeney, 2013), is now a Corwin bestseller! Some districts have requested a study guide to support thei
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01
DEC
2015

Student-Centered Coaching Conferences 2016

We are excited to announce our Student-Centered Coaching Conferences for 2016. Our first conference will be in Denver, CO at Regis University on May 23-24, 2016. The second conference will be in Madison, WI at the University of Wisconsin on June 21-22, 2016. You can view the agendas h
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25
OCT
2015

Getting to 60% (3 of 3)

Getting to 60% (PART III OF III) In this blog series, we have addressed the importance of coaching cycles as a method to increase our impact on student and teacher learning. We also surfaced common barriers to getting traction with coaching cycles. In this post, we will focus on sched
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14
OCT
2015

Getting to 60% (2 of 3)

(Read Part 1 Here) Coaching cycles are our best chance for creating authentic partnerships that increase student outcomes. In a coaching cycle, the teacher and coach are both in the mix, reflecting on their decision-making, problem solving, and figuring out how to adjust instruction i
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22
SEP
2015

Getting to 60% (1 of 3)

During a recent session with a partner district, I asked a K-12 team of coaches and principals to jot down the percentage of time that they would like to see dedicated to coaching cycles. I have to admit that this wasn’t an easy question to ask…it felt a bit loaded. As if I was implyi
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