Student-Centered Coaching for Schools, Districts, and Educational Organizations
Diane Sweeney Consulting supports the implementation of Student-Centered Coaching in K-12 schools. Student-Centered Coaching introduces a new way of delivering instructional coaching that puts the needs of students’ front-and-center. By focusing coaching on goals for student learning, rather than on fixing teachers, an instructional coach can directly impact instructional practice and student achievement.
Onsite & Virtual Consulting
A consultant from our team will work with your school, district, or organization to support the implementation of Student-Centered Coaching. All consulting services are customized to meet the needs of our clients.
A series of online courses that can be self-paced or taught by a consultant from our team. Follow the link below for more information or to preview courses.
Workshops & Events
We host institutes, conferences, and workshops throughout the U.S. and beyond. This is an opportunity to learn more about Student-Centered Coaching alongside other dedicated educators.
Explore tools, templates, online courses, and videos to learn more about how to implement Student-Centered Coaching. Follow our blog to stay updated on our newest thinking.
Recent Blog Posts
Ending a coaching cycle means it’s time to celebrate all of the learning that has occurred. Acknowledging the hard work and results of what took place reinforces the coaching relationship and provides energy for teachers to feel seen and valued. In her book, Collective Efficacy, Jenni Donohoo writes, “Celebrations help highlight the power of working
Whether it’s the beginning of the school year, or somewhere in the middle, engaging teachers in coaching is an ongoing process that requires intentionality and perseverance. In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins uses the term the ‘Flywheel Effect’ to describe how organizations get and maintain momentum. He writes, “No matter how dramatic the
Four Options for Student-Centered Coaching: Coaching Cycles, Mini Cycles, Co-Planning Units, and Co-Planning Lessons
Feeling effective as an instructional coach depends on having systems that work. Any coach will tell you that one of the things Covid affected the most were those very systems. Many coaches felt like they were set adrift as classrooms became empty, teaching moved online, and many teachers were overwhelmed. We realized pretty quickly that
“Student-Centered Coaching has arrived just in time for many districts across the country who are frustrated with lackluster results from the instructional coaching movement. She argues that for too long we’ve focused coaching efforts on teachers’ practices and hoped to see results in student achievement, rather than focusing on students from the get go. This book is a must for anyone who’s a coach or principal."District Leader
“This was an example of the highest quality staff development. Having the time to process the text, the experience to ground it, and the exemplary facilitation forced my thinking to go much deeper."Literacy Coach
“The information was presented in a meaningful way. All of the information was relevant. I will use it all! Diane’s organization, knowledge, and experience were invaluable. I gained lots of ideas to continue our quest to improve classroom instruction to benefit all students.”Principal
“I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful, meaningful presentation at our coaching PD yesterday. I left feeling invigorated, and driven to apply my new learning. Today, as a coach, I felt successful as my work had a clear focus! I don't mean I have it all figured out. We are ALWAYS refining our craft as educators!”Instructional Coach
“I feel more confident with the student-entered approach to coaching as well as the parts of the coaching cycle. The symposium made them come alive for me and I feel like I have some skills (hopefully) to fall back on to use in coaching cycles. Also as a team we have a common foundation to work from and further and better our program.”Learning Coach
“This provided me with a very strong conceptual understanding of student-centered coaching (the framework), as well as some very concrete structures for implementing this structure.”Learning Coach
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