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

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 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

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!

Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching


Author: Stephen G. Barkley
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607095823
Category: Education
Page: 210
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This book expands on the framework established in the original volume of Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching, providing many examples that can be incorporated into any educational environment.

The Impact Cycle

What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching
Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544317808
Category: Education
Page: 288
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"Jim Knight is one of the wise men of coaching. His well is deep; he draws from it the best tools from practitioners, the wisdom of experience, and research-based insights. And he never loses sight of the bigger picture: the point of all this is to have more impact in this life we're lucky enough to live." —MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, Author of The Coaching Habit "Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance. Jim Knight’s work has helped me understand the details of how effective coaching can and should be done." —DR. ATUL GAWANDE, surgeon, public health researcher, and author of The Checklist Manifesto Identify . . . Learn . . . Improve When it comes to improving practice, few professional texts can rival the impact felt by Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching. For hundreds of thousands of educators, Jim bridged the long-standing divide between staff room and classroom offering up a much a more collaborative, respectful, and efficient PD model for achieving instructional excellence. Now, one decade of research and hundreds of in-services later, Jim takes that work a significant step further with The Impact Cycle: an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their students improve in clear, measurable ways. Quintessential Jim, The Impact Cycle comes loaded with every possible tool to help you reach your coaching goals, starting with a comprehensive video program, robust checklists, and a model Instructional Playbook. Quickly, you’ll learn how to Interact and dialogue with teachers as partners Guide teachers to identify emotionally compelling, measurable, and student-focused goals Set coaching goals, plan strategies, and monitor progress for optimal impact Use documentary-style video and text-based case studies as models to promote maximum teacher clarity and proactive problem solving Streamline teacher enrollment, data collection, and deep listening Jim writes, “When we grow, improve, and learn, when we strive to become a better version of ourselves, we tap into something deep in ourselves that craves that kind of growth.” Read The Impact Cycle and soon you’ll discover how you can continually refine your practice to help teachers and students realize their fullest potential. View Jim Knight’s Impact Cycle video trailer:

Interactive Student Centered Learning

A Cooperative Approach to Learning
Author: Edward Spooner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147581349X
Category: Education
Page: 154
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Interactive Student Centered Learning: A Cooperative Approach to Learning concentrates on Student Centered Learning (SCL) which encompasses Active Learning (AL), Cooperative Learning (COL), Collaborative Learning (COLL), and occasionally Constructivism Learning (CONS) teaching methodologies. This book delves into a review of the theories of learning, providing insight into current research regarding how students learn as well as a review of traditional, teacher-centered learning and teaching theories. This book also includes three interactive student centered learning segments; a review of the process, an instructional development process, and an organizational curriculum for educators to utilize an (I/SCL) program. The handbook in the appendices provides teachers with knowledge and information on how to develop an (ISCL) curriculum for teaching students effectively in almost all subjects at the secondary and college level.

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.

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 Data Coach's Guide to Improving Learning for All Students

Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry
Author: Nancy Love,Katherine E. Stiles,Susan Mundry,Kathryn DiRanna
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412950015
Category: Education
Page: 383
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The authors illustrate how to use data as a catalyst for significant, systematic, and continuous improvement in instruction and learning. Includes a CD-ROM with slides and reproducibles.

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.

Creating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities


Author: Jane A.J. Kise,Beth Russell
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543490
Category: Education
Page: 248
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Build a collaborative coaching culture that ensures all adults learn through activities that keep the team focused on student learning. This practical resource provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members, and the particular needs of the school.

Instructional Coaching (Multimedia Kit)

A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development
Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN: 9781412969154
Category: Education
Page: 48
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Provide targeted professional development on the “nuts and bolts” of instructional coaching! Designed to complement the best-selling book, this comprehensive multimedia presentation provides staff developers with the necessary materials to demonstrate the principles of a partnership approach for coaching teachers to improve classroom instruction. Facilitators will be able to show aspiring and experienced coaches how to get teachers on board, observe teachers, provide model lessons, and engage in reflective conversations. Workshops will include group discussions about: Incorporating the essential components of coaching Fostering positive communication Understanding the relationship between effective teaching and behavior, content knowledge, direct instruction, and formative assessment Includes: VHS Videotape (55 min.), DVD, Facilitator’s Guide, Companion Book

Everything You Need for Mathematics Coaching

Tools, Plans, and a Process That Works for Any Instructional Leader, Grades K-12
Author: Maggie B. McGatha,Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,Beth McCord Kobett,Jonathan A. Wray
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544316992
Category: Education
Page: 360
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Plan, focus, and lead: Your toolkit for inspiring math teachers What’s your go-to resource for guiding teachers to grow mathematics proficiency in their classrooms? This comprehensive toolkit for busy math coaches positions student learning as the focus of all work, and connects the Eight Mathematical Practices for students with NCTM’s Eight Effective Teaching Practices to deliver coaching strategies that work. Use the coaching cycle—plan, gather data, reflect—to build trust and rapport with teachers. Navigate coaching conversations. Plan, focus, and facilitate professional learning communities. Includes examples from the field, resources, and a plethora of tools to download and share. Create a professional learning plan that empowers you to lead with clarity and purpose.

The Art of Coaching Teams

Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools
Author: Elena Aguilar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118984161
Category: Education
Page: 384
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The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures—and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. Inside these pages you'll find concrete guidance on: Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals Cultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.

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.

Classroom Routines for Real Learning

Daily management exercises that empower and engage students
Author: Jennifer Harper,Katheryn O'Brien
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551389053
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Classroom routines are the sequences and order that students are asked to follow, be it walking in line through the hall, or answering “present” when their name is called. Established routines run themselves, and are the well-oiled machines that help a classroom function. Routines can also provide the groundwork for a learning environment that nourishes student-driven learning. Simple, structured routines can help maximize learning by providing stability, consistency, and time management skills — for both teachers and students. This thoughtful book shows how to use flexible, well-structured routines to build classroom community, foster independent work, differentiate lessons, increase student engagement, and encourage collaboration. The ideal resource to help teachers devote every minute in the school day to effective learning.

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