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Leading Student-Centered Coaching
Building Principal and Coach Partnerships



June 2018 | 192 pages | Corwin

7 Ways Leaders Can Support Student-Centered Coaching

Essential leadership moves for supporting instructional coaching in your school


Strong leadership is essential in any successful instructional coaching effort. Leading Student-Centered Coaching provides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools required for leading coaching efforts that have a profound and positive impact on student and teacher learning. Filled with practical ideas that school leaders can easily apply to their own school settings, this book includes: 

  • Tools and techniques for preparing a school for coaching, launching a coaching culture, and supporting coaches
  • Leadership Moves sections that provide strategies for building principal and coach partnerships 
  • Richly detailed Lessons from the Field, based on the authors’ real-life experiences, that illustrate principal and coach collaboration
  • Recommendations for coaches to use as they strive to increase their impact 

With a focus on the critical role of school leadership, this action-oriented guide provides the key ingredients for ensuring the success of school-based coaching initiatives. 

“Sweeney and Mausbach explore the necessary ingredients to a successful instructional coach partnership between the principal and the coaches. This is a must-read for building leadership teams implementing an instructional coach program”
—Timothy S. Grieves, Chief Administrator
Northwest Area Education Agency, IA 


“This book synthesized the work necessary of school leaders when working with the coach. As a principal who was a student-centered coach, this book has shown me how I can tweak the skills I learned and apply them with a leadership lens.”
—Kelly Neylon, Principal
Meadowview School, Woodridge IL 


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Student-Centered Coaching
 
Chapter 2: Connecting School Improvement to Coaching
 
Chapter 3: Defining Roles for Coaches and Principals
 
Chapter 4: School Culture and Coaching
 
Chapter 5: Setting Expectations for Authentic Participation in Coaching
 
Chapter 6: Driving Toward High Quality Instruction
 
Chapter 7: Separating Coaching From Supervision
 
Chapter 8: Supporting the Development of the Coach
 
In Closing
 
Appendix A: Rubric for Leading Student-Centered Coaching
 
Appendix B: Rubric for Student-Centered Coaching
 
Appendix C: Sample School Improvement Plan
 
Appendix D: Student-Centered Coaching Moves
 
Appendix E: Results-Based Coaching Tool
 
Appendix F: Planner for Sharing Lessons
 
References
 
Index

“Sweeney and Mausbach explore the necessary ingredients to a successful instructional coach partnership between the principal and the coaches…This is a must read for building leadership teams implementing an instructional coach program”

Timothy S. Grieves, Ph. D., Chief Administrator, Northwest Area Education Agency, Sioux City
Northwest Area Education Agency

"Leading Student-Centered Coaching is an extremely beneficial resource that any administrator and coach should have on hand so they can effectively reinforce the ultimate outcome for school – kids learning. The tips and ideas are simple to pull from the book at any time and to authentically enact by both school leaders and coaches in order to promote effective student learning. If we frame coaching as being inclusive, or for all teachers, then we build on the belief that coaching is about partnering to meet the needs of each and every student.”

Amanda Brueggeman, Literacy Coach, Wentzville School District
Wentzville School District

“This book synthesized the work necessary of school leaders when working with the coach… As a principal who was a student centered coach, this book has shown me how I can tweak the skills I learned and apply them with a leadership lens…My leadership team is studying teacher collective efficacy and this book has helped me see how we can align the coaching work, my work as the leader together to build that efficacy!”

Kelly Neylon, Principal, Meadowview School, Woodridge District 68
Meadowview School, Woodridge District 68

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