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
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About the Author
Diane Sweeney is the author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin, 2011) and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin, 2013). Each of these books is grounded in the simple but powerful premise that coaching can be designed to more directly impact student learning. Her first book, Learning Along the Way (Stenhouse, 2003) shares the story of how an urban elementary school transformed itself to become a learning community.
Diane spends her time speaking and consulting for schools and educational organizations across the country. She is also an instructor for the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When she isn’t working in schools, she loves to spend time outside with her family in Denver, Colorado.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction How Do I Make It Happen in My Own School? How to Use This Book1. Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level Why Student-Centered Coaching? A Comparison of Coaching Models: Student-Centered, Teacher-Centered, and Relationship-Driven Coaching Formative Assessment: The Foundation for Student-Centered Coaching A Case in Point: Corey at Benton High School Leading the Coaching Effort Tools and Techniques In Summary2. Getting Student-Centered Coaching Up and Running Where to Begin? Invitational vs. Assigned Coaching The Flow of Coaching Coaching Cycles Engaging Reluctant Teachers Scheduling Student-Centered Coaching A Case in Point: A Framework for Coaching at Arrupe Jesuit High School Tools and Techniques In Summary3. Coaching Teachers to Assess and Deliver What Does it Mean to ‘Assess and Deliver’? A Marriage Between Backward Design and Coaching Creating Opportunities for Students to Self-Evaluate and Receive Feedback A Case in Point: DSST Public Schools, Denver Taking it Beyond a Charter School in Denver Tools and Techniques In Summary4. Measuring the Impact of Student-Centered Coaching Designing for Impact Using the Result-Based Coaching Tool to Measure Student and Teacher Learning First Things First: Identifying a Goal for Student Learning Collecting Baseline Data Planning Based on Student Work Capturing Teacher Growth Capturing Student Growth Measuring the Impact of Small Group Collaboration Tools and Techniques In Summary5. Leading the Coaching Effort Merging Accountability and Support What’s Our Focus? Driven by Data Analysis Leaders Know Good Instruction When They See It Clarifying Roles A Case in Point: Wilson Middle School Principal and Coach Roles Tools and Techniques In Summary6. Designing a School Culture That’s About Student Learning Part I. Designing a Student-Centered School Culture The ‘No Opt Out’ School Culture What About Buy-In? Qualities of a School That Maintains a Culture of Learning Developing Systems to Support Teacher Learning Dealing with Differing Beliefs Part II. Coaching Within a Culture of Learning Culture and Confidentiality Feedback that Contributes to a Culture of Learning Using Video as a Source of Feedback A Case in Point: Beliefs at Arrupe Jesuit High School Tools and Techniques In Summary7. Student-Centered Learning Labs Three Generations of Learning Labs: Model Classrooms, Peer-Learning Labs, Student-Centered Learning Labs Coaching and Follow Up Which Type of Lab is Right for You? A Case in Point: Learning Labs at Arrupe Jesuit High School Tools and Techniques In Summary8. Developing Systems to Prepare and Support Coaches The ‘What’A Curriculum for Supporting Coaches The ‘How’A Framework for Supporting Coaches Differentiating for Coaches Engaging Reluctant Coaches A Case in Point: Supporting Coaches in Council Bluffs, Iowa Tools and Techniques In SummaryIn ClosingResources to Support Student-Centered CoachingReferencesIndex