We are excited to announce that early bird registration for our August 15-16, 2019 Denver workshop begins April 1. Learning will be differentiated based on coaching and leadership strands. Follow this link for more information
Guest post written by Keith Schoen I will never forget the coaching conversation I had with a second year teacher early in the fall of 2018. We had been struggling for a few weeks to increase student talk. After our visit to a model classroom at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in Kansas City, Missouri, … Read more
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
Written by: Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris, authors of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) Coaches often wonder how to measure their impact. We all know that we can’t base our success off of whether or not teachers sign up for coaching cycles, smile at us, or talk to us in the teacher’s lounge. We … Read more