Celebrating Coaching Cycles

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 … Read more

The Spring Slump

Spring is upon us and experienced coaches are readying themselves for the spring slump. Newer coaches may be surprised by the fact that fewer teachers are lining up for coaching as we near the end of the school year. It’s easy to understand why, when you consider the benchmark assessments, field day, AP exams, classroom … Read more

Tools for Student-Centered Coaching

Note: To download any of the following tools, click ‘USE TEMPLATE‘ on the upper right hand corner. This will add the document to your Google Drive. You have to be signed into Google for this feature to function. 1) Results-Based Coaching Tool There is an increased sense of urgency permeating our schools. We simply don’t … Read more

The Hub for Student-Centered Coaching: Elevating Our Coaching Together

Empowering Coaches, Transforming Education We are excited to announce that our new membership site, The Hub for Student-Centered Coaching is now live. Joining The Hub for Student-Centered Coaching will provide instructional coaches and school leaders with a dynamic platform where they can receive support through online collaboration, updated resources, and community-driven events.  Learn More or … Read more

Expect Coaching Cycles

Written by: Diane Sweeney, Leanna Harris, and Julie Steele Coaching cycles are an essential practice for Student-Centered Coaching. They move us away from drive-by (or one shot) coaching where we help one person, one time, with one thing, and towards deeper coaching practice. When schools or districts are working to implement Student-Centered Coaching, it is … Read more

What Does it Mean to ‘Coach in the Classroom’?

Coaching in the classroom is a core practice for Student-Centered Coaching. That’s because much of our best work takes place while a lesson is being delivered. As we explore this practice, I’d like to mention that you may have heard it referred to as ‘co-teaching’. Either way, it’s meant to be a dynamic process where … Read more

Three Moves for Coaching Outside of Our Grade Level or Content Area

Written by Rachel Jenner The idea for Ted Lasso was novel: an American football coach plucked out of his country and comfort zone and plopped into the world of English Premier League soccer (or football, as the rest of the world knows it). The questions, doubts, and uncertainty were rampant. In his first press conference, … Read more

Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching

Order today or find your Corwin rep for bulk orders Engaging teachers in coaching is an ongoing process that requires planning and intentionality. Whether you are new to a school or have been there a while, the beginning of the year brings forth the opportunity to envision what our work will look like, and the … Read more