Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals

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Overview

Student-Centered Coaching is grounded in a simple but powerful premise: school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. When the focus is shifted from "fixing" teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets student achievement, coaching becomes both more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in developing systems and structures for supporting teacher development and fostering a culture of learning. Each chapter includes

A model for designing and implementing student-centered coaching

Data-driven coaching tools and techniques focused on student learning

A framework for measuring the coaching's impact

Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort

Also included are exercises designed to promote coach and principal collaboration, giving them essential tools for enhancing student achievement.

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Editorial Reviews

Ellin Oliver Keene
"Student-Centered Coaching will change the conversation about coaching in this country. Sweeney shows us how vital it is to focus our coaching efforts on the ultimate beneficiary—the student."
Jennifer Thoma
"This is a timely and important piece in the coaching world. The only way we will help schools reach meaningful change is to focus on students rather than teachers."
Kevin Schlomer
"This book is a must have for new instructional coaches. I wish I had it at the beginning of my first year! "
Mary L. Morris
"The breadth and depth of the author's knowledge led me to want to dig deeper and improve my coaching skills, and to advocate for student-centered coaching districtwide. "
Nancy Fichtman Dana
"Sweeney’s stories of coaching andthe useful materials, tips, and protocols bring student-centered coaching alive. This book has the power to revolutionize the ways coaching is conceptualized and enacted in K–12 schoolsnationwide."
Rob Stein
"Diane has taken a commitment to instructional leadership and turned it into practical models and applications. She combines her thorough grounding in the research with experience and a brass-tacks orientation toward helping teachers, coaches, and administrators improve. "
Roberto Pamas
"An excellent resource that should be on the bookshelf of every principal and instructional coach. "
Samantha Bennett
"At last, a book that helps coaches, principals, and teachers focus on what matters most: concrete evidence of student learning. In her "keep it simple" tone, the author guides educators through improving their assessment, instructional, and planning processes."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412980432
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,229
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

About the Author xiii

Introduction 1

Section I Establishing Student-Centered Coaching

Chapter 1 The Next Generation of Coaching... Coaching Student Learning 7

What Is Student-Centered Coaching? 7

The Connection Between Goals for Student Learning and Teaching Practice 14

Meanwhile...in the Principal's Office 18

Tools and Techniques 20

A Final Thought 23

Chapter 2 Getting Student-Centered Coaching Up and Running 25

Coaching in the First Few Weeks of School 26

Coaching Cycles 31

Building a Schedule That Impacts Students and Teachers 32

Developing Relationships With All Teachers 35

Meanwhile... in the Principal's Office 36

Tools and Techniques 38

A Final Thought 42

Chapter 3 Crafting a Culture of Learning 43

Designing a Learning Culture 44

Four Studies in Culture 45

Cultural Rites of Passage 49

The Role of Relationships 49

Qualities of a School with a Culture of Learning 50

Meanwhile...in the Principal's Office 51

Tools and Techniques 53

A Final Thought 60

Section II Data as an Essential Component of Student-Centered Coaching

Chapter 4 Data and Student-Centered Coaching 63

Why Use Data? 63

Coaching in Data-Driven Schools 64

A Case Study in Using Data: Denver School of Science and Technology 67

Coaching With Student Data 72

Meanwhile...in the Principal's Office 80

Tools and Techniques 81

A Final Thought 83

Chapter 5 Measuring the Impact of Student-Centered Coaching 85

A Model for Evaluating Coaching 85

Creating Assessment Checklists and Rubrics 91

Evaluating the Impact of Coaching Small Groups of Teachers 96

Meanwhile...in the Principal's Office 100

Tools and Techniques 101

A Final Thought 103

Section III Practices for Student-Centered Coaching

Chapter 6 Student-Centered Classroom Observations 107

Three Generations of Learning Labs 107

Which Type of Lab Is Right for You? 113

Coaching and Learning Labs 115

Informal Observations That Make an Impact 116

Meanwhile...in the Principal's Office 117

Tools and Techniques 119

A Final Thought 124

Chapter 7 Developing Systems and Structures for Teacher Learning 125

A Student-Centered Framework for Professional Development 126

A Case Study in Student-Centered Professional Development: Goldrick Elementary 128

Coaching as an Essential Element of Professional Development 130

The Important Role of Teacher Leaders 131

What about the "Tougher" Teachers? 135

Teacher Evaluation 136

Meanwhile...in the Principal's Office 138

Tools and Techniques 141

A Final Thought 141

Chapter 8 Engaging the Adult Learner 143

Risk, Relationship, and Coaching 144

Coaching Across Generations 146

Coaching Across Gender 149

Coaching Across Career Cycle 152

Coaching Across Processing Styles 154

Meanwhile...in the Principal's Office 155

Tools and Techniques 158

A Final Thought 160

Chapter 9 Developing Systems and Structures to Support Coaches 161

A Curriculum for Supporting New Coaches 163

Coaching Labs 165

Meanwhile...in the District Office 175

Tools and Techniques 177

A Final Thought 178

In Closing 179

Resources 181

References 199

Index 201

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