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

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: 1412980437
Category: Education
Page: 212
View: 5767

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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: 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

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

Leading Student-Centered Coaching

Building Principal and Coach Partnerships
Author: Diane Sweeney,Ann Mausbach
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544320574
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

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

Cultivating a Math Coaching Practice

A Guide for K-8 Math Educators
Author: Amy Morse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273081
Category: Education
Page: 216
View: 2012

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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.

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!

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

Processes for Increasing Student Achievement
Author: Ted H. Hull,Don S. Balka,Ruth Harbin Miles
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273650
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Discover how effective coaching relationships add up to improved mathematics teaching and learning! Based on principles established by NCTM and NCSM, this resource outlines a coaching process for engaging math teachers and fostering productive collaborations that lead to better teaching practice and increased student achievement. Focusing on the role of the math coach in transforming mathematics classrooms and ensuring equity, the chapters help coaches: Collaborate with teachers to align and implement curriculum Build trust and rapport with hesitant or resistant teachers Develop collegial partnerships for planning, analyzing, and reflecting on instruction Support and sustain individual and institutional change

Literacy Coaching

The Essentials
Author: Katherine Casey
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009414
Category: Education
Page: 212
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Literacy Coaching takes you inside today's main coaching models, exploring their roles and responsibilities. Beginning with what coaches do, Casey provides real-life examples of what you'll need to know and what abilities the job requires, as well as crucial but often overlooked details such as how to build a relationship with your principal and how to assess the strengths and needs of the teachers you'll work with. Then she presents a variety of professional development structures that help you deliver smart, targeted instructional support where and when teachers need it most. Literacy Coaching gets into the nitty-gritty, offering experience-honed advice on these and numerous other important coaching functions: gathering materials, gaining entry, and getting started developing trusting relationships taking notes while observing teachers and students using data to uncover areas of instructional need teaching side by side with a host teacher and debriefing afterward coaching strategies and language running powerful workshops, visitations, and meetings

Evocative Coaching

Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time
Author: Bob Tschannen-Moran,Megan Tschannen-Moran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470630921
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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There?s a lot of conversation about how to make schools better. Unfortunately, the nature of those conversations often makes things worse. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time maps out a way to change that. By taking a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement, the Evocative Coaching model generates the motivation and movement that enables teachers and schools to achieve desired outcomes and enhance quality of life. Viewed as a dynamic dance, the model is choreographed in four steps ? Story, Empathy, Inquiry, Design ? which are each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection. Bringing together the best research and wisdom in educational leadership and professional coaching, authors Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran have developed a simple yet profound way of facilitating new conversations in schools through Story Listening, Expressing Empathy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Design Thinking. It?s an iterative process that moves beyond old ways of thinking, doing, and being. It?s an inspirational process that reinvigorates the passion for making schools better, one conversation at a time. This happens when coaches: give teachers our full, undivided attention; accept and meet teachers where they are right now, without making them wrong; ask and trust teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth; make sure teachers are talking more than we are; enable teachers to appreciate the positive value of their own experiences; harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; reframe difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow; invite teachers to discover possibilities and find answers for themselves; dialogue with teachers regarding their higher purpose for teaching; uncover teachers? natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students; assist teachers to draw up a personal blueprint for professional mastery; support teachers in brainstorming and trying new ways of doing things; maintain an upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude at all times; collaborate with teachers to design and conduct appropriate learning experiments; enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams; use humor to lighten the load; and inspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone. Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites larger, more integral conversations so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of increased accountability and expectations. This model can also be used effectively by coaches and leaders in other organizational contexts. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What Is Evocative Coaching? Chapter 2: Coaching Presence Loop I: The No-Fault Turn Chapter 3: Story Listening Chapter 4: Expressing Empathy Loop II: The Strengths-Building Turn Chapter 5: Appreciative Inquiry Chapter 6: Design Thinking Chapter 7: Aligning Environments Chapter 8: Coaching Conversations Chapter 9: The Reflective Coach To learn more about Evocative Coaching and to sign up for the Evocative Coach Training Program, visit www.SchoolTransformation.com.

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.

Differentiated Coaching

A Framework for Helping Educators Change
Author: Jane A. G. Kise
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343201
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Differentiate your coaching practice to meet the needs of every teacher! Jane Kise takes you on a journey into differentiated coaching with a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who may think differently from you. Through an online self-assessment tool, you will discover how your strengths and beliefs influence your coaching practice. Through examples, case studies, and reflection exercises, you will understand how to: Tailor your coaching practices to meet the needs of each educator Increase teacher willingness to implement new skills in their classrooms Anticipate patterns of resistance and adjust both the content and delivery of professional development

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.

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

The Literacy Coach's Survival Guide

Essential Questions and Practical Answers
Author: Cathy A. Toll
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872071561
Category: Education
Page: 184
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In the decade since the first edition of The Literacy Coach's Survival Guide, education has changed considerably. One thing that has not changed is Cathy Toll's leadership in the field. Drawing on her vast experience with thousands of coaches across the world, Toll maintains her practical approach and conversational style while expanding the wealth of insights and strategies that she shares. The extensive revisions in this second edition reflect Toll's refinement of her approach to coaching as well as her response to the challenges that coaches face today. It guides new and experienced coaches through important topics, such as the following: Effecting change Working with teacher partners individually and in teams Communicating well in coaching conversations Dealing with difficult situations Coaching around special initiatives, such as the CCSS and RTI

The PLC Book


Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana,Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506338402
Category: Education
Page: 128
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The secret to your PLC’s success? You. Commitment to improving student outcomes is a natural part of being a teacher—and that’s why this book is for every member of the team, not just the leader. When you bring your experience, skills, and questions to a professional learning community, you help shape its future. You’ll work collaboratively to Give voice to important issues and dilemmas Decide where to focus your work Develop and implement a plan for gaining insight into your area of focus Take action based on individual and collective learning Share results with others outside the PLC