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.
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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
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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
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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
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The Essential Guide for Student-centered Coaching

What Every K-12 Coach and School Leader Needs to Know

Author: Diane Sweeney,Leanna S. Harris

Publisher: Corwin Publishers

ISBN: 9781544375359

Category: Education

Page: 168

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"Student-Centered Coaching is a powerful model of professional learning that focuses on student outcomes. Unlike more traditional teacher-centered approaches that carry an implicit assumption of fixing broken teachers, student-centered coaches partner with teachers to design learning that is based on a specific objective for student learning. Teachers and coaches use data and student work to analyze progress and collaborate to make informed decisions about instruction that is differentiated and needs-based. By shifting coaching conversations from what the teacher is doing to how students are progressing in relation to a stated goal, coaching becomes both more respectful of teachers and results-based. Diane Sweeney's Student-Centered Coaching books have sold over 60,000 copies combined since the K-8 book was first published in 2010. The book series and related consulting services have appealed to coaches and administrators nationwide who appreciate Sweeney's emphasis on measurable students outcomes. Diane's work tackles the challenges of coaching across content areas, extending coaching practices to teams of teachers, using standards to coach toward specific goals, and embedding formative assessments into coaching conversations"--
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Inquiry

A Districtwide Approach to Staff and Student Learning

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana,Carol Thomas,Sylvia Boynton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412992478

Category: Education

Page: 173

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This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic approach to districtwide professional development. Its award-winning inquiry model challenges participants to take control of their own learning.
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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.
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Project Based Teaching

How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences

Author: Suzie Boss,John Larmer

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416626751

Category: Education

Page: 208

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It's no secret that in today's complex world, students face unparalleled demands as they prepare for college, careers, and active citizenship. However, those demands won't be met without a fundamental shift from traditional, teacher-centered instruction toward innovative, student-centered teaching and learning. For schools ready to make such a shift, project-based learning (PBL) offers a proven framework to help students be better equipped to tackle future challenges. Project Based Teachers encourage active questioning, curiosity, and peer learning; create learning environments in which every student has a voice; and have a mastery of content but are also comfortable responding to students' questions by saying, "I don’t know. Let's find out together." In this book, Suzie Boss and John Larmer build on the framework for Gold Standard PBL originally presented in Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning and explore the seven practices integral to Project Based Teaching: Build the Culture Design and Plan Align to Standards Manage Activities Assess Student Learning Scaffold Student Learning Engage and Coach For each practice, the authors present a wide range of practical strategies and include teachers' reflections about and suggestions from their classroom experiences. This book and a related series of free videos provide a detailed look at what's happening in PBL classrooms from the perspective of the Project Based Teacher. Let's find out together. A copublication of ASCD and Buck Institute for Education (BIE).
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Culturally Proficient Instruction

A Guide for People Who Teach

Author: Kikanza J. Nuri-Robins,Delores B. Lindsey,Randall B. Lindsey,Raymond D. Terrell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412988144

Category: Education

Page: 190

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The authors of this updated edition of a bestseller invite you to reflect on how you influence your students and collaborate with your colleagues.
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School Climate

Leading With Collective Efficacy

Author: Peter M. DeWitt

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506386008

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Build a positive school climate to impact students, teachers, and the community! Is improving school climate on your to-do list? Do you think about it as a top-down directive or as a dialogue to build equity within the school? A healthy school environment should never be seen as an option, but instead supported as a must-have. Peter DeWitt offers leaders practical high impact strategies to improve school climate, deepen involvement in student learning, and engage a broader family network. In addition to international vignettes focused on community stakeholders and research-based practices, this book features tools such as · a leadership growth cycle to help leaders build their self-efficacy · a teacher observation cycle centered on building collective efficacy · an early warning system to identify potential at-risk students · action steps following each chapter to apply to your own setting · discussion questions for use in team environments Establishing a supportive and inclusive school climate where professionals can take risks to improve the lives of students is vital to maximize learning in any school community.
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