Guest post written by Kristy Gaudio Riding a bicycle backwards. That is how I would describe my first year as an instructional coach. The old adage “like riding a bike” applied, considering my prior experience as a teacher. My focus was on working with fellow teachers and their students in their classrooms. However, the ‘backwards’ … Read more
We are excited to announce that registration for our two-day Student-Centered Coaching Workshop in Denver on May 20-21, 2019 is now open! Learning will be differentiated based on coaching and leadership strands. Click here for more information or to register today.
Written by: Diane Sweeney, author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) and Leading Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2017) Each week we receive emails from districts that would like to implement Student-Centered Coaching. Many of these districts have coaches. Others are just getting started. The conversation often turns to resources that are available. Should they buy … Read more
Written by: Diane Sweeney, co-author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) After a recent presentation at a coaching conference, a young man pulled me aside and said, “This coaching stuff is harder than I expected. I’m thinking about going back to the classroom.” It felt like a confession, and I wasn’t sure what to … Read more
Written by: Diane Sweeney, co-author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) One of our favorite coaching moves is to sort student work with teachers because it is a productive way to help us see – and act upon – the different needs of students. It’s a process that is used throughout the coaching cycle. … Read more
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 … Read more
We are excited to share the news that Leading Student-Centered Coaching: Building Principal and Coach Partnerships (Sweeney and Mausbach) will be published in June of 2018. Written for an audience of K-12 principals, district leaders, and coaches, this new book will tackle the toughest issues that are associated with integrating coaching into a school. For … Read more
Editorial support provided by Andrew Hossack (Graded School in Sao Paolo, Brazil) We all struggle to find the time for meaningful collaboration, and if your school has an existing structure for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), you may have wondered how it fits in with student-centered coaching. Some schools opt to provide coaching support through PLCs. After all, … Read more