Student-Centered Coaching and PLCs

Editorial support provided by Andrew Hossack (Graded School in Sao Paolo, Brazil) We all struggle to find the time for meaningful collaboration, and if your school has an existing structure for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), you may have wondered how it fits in with student-centered coaching. Some schools opt to provide coaching support through PLCs. After all, … Read more

3 Moves for Leading a Coaching Effort

Coaching is the ultimate form of personalized professional learning. There is no better way to help teachers refine their craft then to work with a coach. And better yet, what if coaching helps the students grow too? That’s what student-centered coaching is about, increasing student achievement and developing teacher capacity…all at the same time. I … Read more

Getting to 60% (2 of 3)

This post was updated and revised in December 2019 – please go here to read: https://dianesweeney.com/coaching-cycles-getting-to-60-percent/ Coaching cycles are our best chance for creating authentic partnerships that increase student outcomes. In a coaching cycle, the teacher and coach are both in the mix, reflecting on their decision-making, problem solving, and figuring out how to adjust … Read more

Tools for Starting the Year with Student-Centered Coaching

We wanted to share some tools that we hope you’ll find helpful for beginning your school year as a coach. In the first video, Diane introduces some of the basics of Student-Centered Coaching. In the second video, Leanna talks about what coaches should be doing early in the school year. [column col=”1/2″][/column] [column col=”1/2″][/column]   … Read more

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