Written by: Diane Sweeney and Leanna S. Harris Excerpt from: The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, forthcoming) It’s exciting when districts find the resources to hire coaches. When creating a plan for hiring, it’s imperative to get clear on the philosophy and practices for coaching first, and then staffing the positions later. It all … Read more
We are excited to announce that early-bird registration for our June 4-5, 2020 workshop begins on January 29. Learning will be differentiated based on coaching and leadership strands. Presenters include authors Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris. All participants will receive a copy of the new book – The Essential Guide for Student-Centered Coaching (Corwin, 2020). … Read more
Written by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris Originally posted in the fall of 2015, this three-part blog series has been revised and updated. Getting to 60% (PART I of III) During a session with a partner district, Diane asked a team of K-12 coaches and principals to jot down the percentage of time that they … Read more
Written by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris From: Student-Centered Coaching: The Essential Guide for K-12 Coaches and Principals (Corwin, Forthcoming) We know that teachers need job-embedded opportunities for professional learning. But let’s not forget that coaches do too. While it can be valuable for coaches to attend conferences, read professional texts, and meet with district … Read more
Guest post written by Kristy Gaudio Instructional coach. Basketball coach. Life coach. Voice coach. No matter what you’re involved in, you can find a coach to reach out to. And while the concept of coaching has been around for quite some time, it’s hard to identify exactly what traits define an effective coach. Some would … Read more
We are excited to announce that registration for our two-day Student-Centered Coaching Workshop in Denver on May 20-21, 2019 is now open! Learning will be differentiated based on coaching and leadership strands. Click here for more information or to register today.
Written by: Diane Sweeney, co-author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) After a recent presentation at a coaching conference, a young man pulled me aside and said, “This coaching stuff is harder than I expected. I’m thinking about going back to the classroom.” It felt like a confession, and I wasn’t sure what to … Read more
Written by: Diane Sweeney, co-author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016) One of our favorite coaching moves is to sort student work with teachers because it is a productive way to help us see – and act upon – the different needs of students. It’s a process that is used throughout the coaching cycle. … Read more