3 Moves for Leading a Coaching Effort

Coaching is the ultimate form of personalized professional learning. There is no better way to help teachers refine their craft then to work with a coach. And better yet, what if coaching helps the students grow too? That’s what student-centered coaching is about, increasing student achievement and developing teacher capacity…all at the same time. I … Read more

Student-Centered Coaching Conference Registration

A quick FYI for our blog followers: Registration for our Student-Centered Coaching Conference in Denver on May 22-23, 2017 is now open. Please join us in Denver to learn more about Student-Centered Coaching, a model for coaching that maintains a laser-like focus on students, is driven by data, and is established within a culture of learning. By … Read more

A Vision for Supporting Model Classroom Teachers in Iowa

White Paper A Vision for Supporting Model Classroom Teachers in the State of Iowa Written by Diane Sweeney, author of Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2010) and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin, 2013) Introduction School districts throughout Iowa are implementing grant programs through the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System (TLC) that focus on building teacher capacity … Read more

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 scheduling coaching cycles. Coaching cycles are … Read more

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 in the moment. It is a dynamic process that weaves its … Read more