Student-Centered Coaching

A Guide for K–8 Coaches and Principals
Author: Diane Sweeney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412980437
Category: Education
Page: 212
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This practical resource is grounded in a simple but powerful premise: that school-based coaching programs can be designed in a way that more directly impacts student achievement. In a student-centered coaching relationship, the focus is on using data and student work to drive conversations between coaches and teachers to make informed decisions about instruction. In other words, coaches and teachers work collaboratively to support students. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in developing systems and structures to support teacher learning and fostering a culture of learning. The book is suitable for use with both new and experienced coaches and the principals who support them.

Student-Centered Coaching

A Guide for K–8 Coaches and Principals
Author: Diane Sweeney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544303076
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Improve student outcomes with data-driven coaching Student-Centered Coaching is grounded on the premise that school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. Shifting the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets for student achievement makes coaching more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in 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 Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort

Student-Centered Coaching

A Guide for K–8 Coaches and Principals
Author: Diane Sweeney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238693
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Improve student outcomes with data-driven coaching Student-Centered Coaching is grounded on the premise that school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. Shifting the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets for student achievement makes coaching more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in 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 Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort

Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level


Author: Diane Sweeney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483306313
Category: Education
Page: 160
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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

Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves


Author: Diane Sweeney,Leanna S. Harris
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506349412
Category: Education
Page: 192
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The essential coaching moves that every coach needs to know Student-centered coaching is a highly effective, evidence-based coaching model that shifts the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. But what does this look like in practice? This book shows you the day-to-day coaching moves that build powerful coaching relationships. Readers will find: Coaching moves that can be used before, during, and after lessons An abundance of field-tested tools and practices that can be put to immediate use Original video clips that depict and unpack key moves Richly detailed anecdotes from practicing coaches

Leading Student-Centered Coaching

Building Principal and Coach Partnerships
Author: Diane Sweeney,Ann Mausbach
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544320582
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Essential leadership moves for supporting instructional coaching in your school Strong leadership is essential in any successful instructional coaching effort. This action-oriented guideprovides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools required for leading coaching efforts that have a measurable impact on student and teacher learning. Filled with ideas that school leaders can easily apply, this book includes: Tools and techniques for preparing a school for coaching, launching a coaching culture, and supporting coaches Leadership moves and lessons from the field that provide strategies for building principal and coach partnerships Recommendations for coaches to use as they strive to increase their impact

Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice

A Guide for K-8 Math Educators
Author: Amy Morse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273081
Category: Education
Page: 216
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This resource offers math activities, planning activities, and a facilitator's guide for developing mathematics leaders' coaching practice and knowledge of math teaching and learning.

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

Processes for Increasing Student Achievement
Author: Ted H. Hull,Don S. Balka,Ruth Harbin Miles
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972647
Category: Education
Page: 151
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Engage math teachers and foster productive collaborations through an effective coaching process that builds trust and rapport and leads to better teaching practice and increased student achievement.

Learning Along the Way

Professional Development by and for Teachers
Author: Diane Sweeney
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103430
Category: Education
Page: 121
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You will see concrete examples of how your school can move away from a one-size-fits-all professional development model to create an authentic learning environment that meets the needs of individual teachers. The book features chapters focusing on: implementing an instructional coaching model -- establishing study groups among teachers -- using observation as a means to model effective instruction -- going deeper with discussion through the use of Critical Friends protocols -- examining various ways adults process new information -- encouraging teachers to take leadership roles -- focusing the principal's leadership around the professional development model.

Coaching Conversations

Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time
Author: Linda M. Gross Cheliotes,Marceta Fleming Reilly
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981832
Category: Education
Page: 109
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Learn how coaching conversations—which are different from supervisory and mentoring conversations—shift responsibility for instructional improvement from the school leader to the entire school community!

Instructional Coaching

A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction
Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293341
Category: Education
Page: 256
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An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders
Author: Pete Hall,Alisa Simeral
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616519
Category: Education
Page: 196
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Educators know that teachers are a school's most essential strength. In Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site-based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a stronger and more cohesive staff, and achieve greater academic success. Their model of Strength-Based School Improvement is an alternative to a negative, deficit-approach focused on fixing what's wrong. Instead, they show school leaders how to achieve their goals by working together to maximize what's right. Filled with clear, proven strategies and organized around two easy-to-use tools--the innovative Continuum of Self-Reflection and a feedback-focused walk-through model--this book offers a differentiated approach to coaching and supervision centered on identifying and nurturing teachers' individual strengths and helping them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction. Here, you'll find front-line advice from the authors, one a principal and the other an instructional coach, on just what to look for, do, and say in order to start seeing positive results right now.

The Art of Coaching

Effective Strategies for School Transformation
Author: Elena Aguilar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421027
Category: Education
Page: 360
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Hands-on resources for new and seasoned school coaches This practical resource offers the foundational skills and tools needed by new coaching educators, as well as presenting an overview of the knowledge and theory base behind the practice. Established coaches will find numerous ways to deepen and refine their coaching practice. Principals and others who incorporate coaching strategies into their work will also find a wealth of resources. Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching which could be implemented as professional development in schools or districts anywhere. Although she addresses the needs of adult learners, her model maintains a student-centered focus, with a specific lens on addressing equity issues in schools. Offers a practical resource for school coaches, principals, district leaders, and other administrators Presents a transformational coaching model which addresses systems change Pays explicit attention to surfacing and interrupting inequities in schools The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation offers a compendium of school coaching ideas, the book's explicit, user-friendly structure enhances the ability to access the information.

The Lead Learner

Improving Clarity, Coherence, and Capacity for All
Author: Michael McDowell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544325010
Category: Education
Page: 240
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To make a lasting impact, redefine your leadership. Discover a new model of educational leadership, one that ensures growth for all students in both core academic content and 21st-century skills. With practical examples, stories from the field, and numerous activities and reflective questions, this insightful book takes you step-by-step through the work of the learning leader, helping you meet the unique learning needs of staff and students—and get the biggest impact from your own limited time. You’ll also find ways to: Ensure clarity in strategic planning Establish coherence throughout the system Enact system-wide capacity-building processes Craft your personal leadership skills

The Coach Approach to School Leadership

Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness
Author: Jessica Johnson,Shira Leibowitz,Kathy Perret
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623884
Category: Education
Page: 181
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Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.

The Elementary School Principal's Calendar

A Month-by-Month Planner for the School Year
Author: Robert Ricken,Michael Terc,Ida Ayres
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412936767
Category: Education
Page: 231
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This unique resource lays out everyday challenges and administrative necessities to help you plan strategically for the academic year.

Instructional Coaching with the End in Mind


Author: Stephen G. Barkley,Terri Bianco
Publisher: Worthy Shorts Inc
ISBN: 1892334348
Category: Education
Page: 260
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Steve Barkley's concept of "backwards planning" shifts the process of teaching practices, coaching, and professional staff development in significant and comprehensive ways. Steve's research suggests that teachers don't cause student achievement; students do, when armed with the right learning behaviors taught and modeled by others. From those behaviors, they become lifelong learners. Receive guidance and insights into specific coaching skills, questioning strategies, and ways to work with principals. The result ensures that teachers are fully supported in the highly complex and challenging world of education. We hope this book will both inspire you to continue or initiate a coaching program, and serve as a resource as you implement and build your own coaching program.

Instructional Coaches & Classroom Teachers

Sharing the Road to Success
Author: Cheryl Jones,Mary Vreeman
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 9781425803322
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Contains 20 nonfiction articles and comprehension exercises in standardized test format designed to help students become better readers and test takers.

Leadership Coaching for Educators

Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators
Author: Karla Reiss
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483359980
Category: Education
Page: 328
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Empower your staff through coaching! There is an urgent need for school leaders to go beyond “top-down” supervision and coach educators to succeed. Use this comprehensive resource to design and implement an effective, school-wide coaching system that yields powerful results. Written by a veteran administrator and educational consultant, and aligned with the International Coach Federation’s Professional Coaching Core Competencies, this revised edition demystifies the coaching process and includes: Recent research projects, award-winning success stories, and trends in the field Graphic organizers and practical examples of coaching dialogue Guidance for school leaders on developing, designing, and implementing a successful coaching program

Breakthrough Principals

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools
Author: Jean Desravines,Jaime Aquino,Benjamin Fenton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118801172
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Bridge the achievement gap with proven strategies for student success Breakthrough Principals debunks the myth of the 'superhero' principal by detailing the common actions and practices of leaders at our nation's fastest-gaining public schools. Based on the authors' Transformational Leadership Framework, which they developed through in-depth study of more than 100 high-gaining, high-poverty schools, the book distills findings into a practical, action-focused plan for diagnosing school needs and implementing structures, systems and practices that accelerate student achievement. Brought to life by case studies of principals who have led dramatic gains in student achievement, the book is a how-to guide for increasing the quality of teaching and learning; improving school culture; attracting and supporting high-performing teachers; and involving parents and community to help students achieve. You'll learn how breakthrough principals make the school's mission a real part of both strategy and practice, and set up sustainable systems that support consistent, ongoing improvement. High-impact practices are organized into five broad categories: learning and teaching, school-wide culture, aligned staff, operations and systems, and personal leadership. The primary job of school leadership is to help students succeed. It begins with first recognizing and prioritizing areas of need, then finding and implementing the most effective solutions. Whether you work in a turn around environment, or want to make a good school better, this book will give you a set of concrete practices—illustrated through examples of real principals in real schools—that have been proven to work. Discover the primary drivers of student achievement Work toward the school's vision in staffing, operations, and systems Set the tone for all relationships and practices with good leadership Closing the achievement gap is a major goal of educational leadership, and principals are forever searching for viable methods that help them better serve their students. Breakthrough Principals unveils the details behind the success stories from across the nation to provide a roadmap to transformative gains.