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.

Online Courses

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.

Resources

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

Using Student Evidence from a Distance

An excerpt from Student-Centered Coaching from a Distance (Sweeney and Harris, forthcoming) Now that we’ve had some time to settle into distance learning, we are hopefully beyond the place of addressing immediate needs of safety and access. This allows us to look more deeply into how we can actually teach our students in the best

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Student-Centered Coaching as a Pathway to Equity

(part 1 of a 3 part series) Written by Julie Steele, Consultant with Diane Sweeney Consulting In the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, a spotlight has illuminated many, formerly less visible, issues around equity. While this blog will address how instructional coaching can mitigate against some of these realities, we do not kid ourselves into thinking

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Using Mini Cycles to Take Student-Centered Coaching Deeper

Written by: Leanna Harris and Diane Sweeney “Coaching is exceptionally needed but nobody has the time for it.” –    Chris Finch, Assistant Superintendent, La Grange School District Now that the school year is in full swing, instructional coaches are looking for ways to go deeper in their partnerships with teachers. In years past, we

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“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.”

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