New Website + Upcoming Events

We are excited to begin 2018 with a brand new website. Check it out for current information regarding upcoming events, to read our blog, and to access other tools and strategies to support your work in student-centered coaching. It can be found at: www.dianesweeney.com. There are many new events scheduled for 2018 that you can … Read more

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 millions of dollars and countless hours being dedicated to coaching, we must be sure that … Read more

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 our coaching cycles supposed to be kept confidential?” She went on … Read more