Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level
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Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level

by Diane R. Sweeney
     
 

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Your straightforward resource for coaching partnerships that focus on student learning

This follow-up to Sweeney's bestseller applies the principles and tools of student-centered coaching to the unique challenges of middle and high schools. By focusing coaching on student learning—rather than on fixing teachers—a coach can make a measurable impact on

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Your straightforward resource for coaching partnerships that focus on student learning

This follow-up to Sweeney's bestseller applies the principles and tools of student-centered coaching to the unique challenges of middle and high schools. By focusing coaching on student learning—rather than on fixing teachers—a coach can make a measurable impact on student achievement. Sweeney provides guidance for:

  • Tackling the challenge of coaching across a variety of content areas at the secondary level
  • Extending coaching to teams of teachers, rather than just individuals
  • Using standards, such as the Common Core, to coach toward specific goals for student learning
  • Embedding formative assessments into coaching conversations

Editorial Reviews

Jim Knight
"The true test of the effectiveness of coaching is whether or not students improve. Diane Sweeney’s new book is incredibly helpful explaining how to set student goals and measure progress toward them. Any instructional coach should find the book an essential resource."
Deborah Mitchell
"Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level provides both veteran and novice instructional coaches and school leaders with practical tips and tools they can use to move instructional coaching from focusing on teacher behavior to focusing on student learning. It provides strategies to help demonstrate the direct impact that coaching has on student achievement."
Leslie Standerfer
"This book is a fresh look at the topic of coaching, geared specifically for the secondary school setting, and taking into consideration the transition to Common Core and the increased focus on teacher effectiveness. This is a must read no matter what your experience has been with instructional coaching in the past: effective or ineffective."
Linda Phillips
"Finally, a book that affirms the hard work that teachers, coaches, and administrators are doing to ensure learning and growth for all students"
Cindy Harrison
"Diane Sweeney's work on coaching has profoundly impacted my thinking. In my work with instructional coaching and coaching programs I am shifting my focus to student centered conversations. This latest book has given me additional tools for challenging coaches to move to this level of depth in their work."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452299488
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Pages:
149
Sales rank:
525,678
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Diane Sweeney is Lead Consultant for Diane Sweeney Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in coaching, literacy, and leadership. In her current role, Diane supports teachers, coaches, principals, and district leaders in the development of a student-centered approach for instruction and professional development. Diane has also served as a teacher, literacy coach, and university professor. She currently lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.

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