This introduction lays out the structure of Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching and emphasizes the importance of the first four to six weeks of the school year.
This excerpt explains how and why coaching should remain student-centered.
"The most meaningful coaching happens when there is a strong partnership in which the coach can focus on work that directly impacts teacher and student learning. Therefore, it’s important to set up this partnership early in the year. Taking this step will get the coaching effort off to a solid start." - Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching
Move 1 from Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching explores tactics for building relationships and cultivating your identity as a coach and partnering with the principal in being visible.
This excerpt explains that another way coaches can support teachers in getting the most out of using student evidence is by helping them take an asset-based approach to the process.
This excerpt explains how to use student evidence as a driver for learning and how to be thoughtful about which evidence to use.
By helping leaders focus on impactful goals, coaches demonstrate how leaders can become better coaches for their assistant principals, building an overall stronger school community. Watch Peter DeWitt, author of Coach It Further, as he uses a unique case study approach to guide participants through the coaching process.
In this excerpt from Stories of Caring School Leadership, a story about the power coaching with care is told.
Use this checklist to see where your school or district can improve on coaching practices.