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Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves



© 2017 | 192 pages | Corwin

The essential coaching moves that every coach needs to know

Student-centered coaching is a highly-effective, evidence-based coaching model that shifts the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. But what does this look like in practice?

Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves shows you the day-to-day coaching moves that build powerful coaching relationships. This innovative book is the perfect companion to Diane Sweeney’s Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level. Readers will find:

  • Coaching moves that can be used before, during, and after lessons
  • An abundance of field-tested tools and practices that can be put to immediate use
  • Original video clips that depict and unpack key moves
  • Richly detailed anecdotes from practicing coaches that provide multiple access points and strategies

Written for coaches who work with teachers in all K-12 content areas, Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves will help coaches support teacher development, foster a culture of learning, and improve student achievement. 

"This book contains many hands-on techniques that can serve coaches well in working with teachers (and students). It addresses a lot of the common pitfalls that occur when learning to be a coach. The book serves as a great tool for experienced coaches as well as those just entering into the position."
—Ann M. Lorey, Common Core Coach and Science Department Instructional Supervisor
Palo Alto Unified School District, CA
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
Our Coaching Beliefs  
Core Practices for Student-Centered Coaching  
Student-Centered Coaching Is Driven by Formative Assessment Data  
How Student-Centered Coaching Compares With Other Coaching Models  
Moving Forward  
 
Chapter 1: Setting Goals for Coaching Cycles
The Move—Setting Goals for Coaching Cycles  
Why Setting Goals for Coaching Cycles Is Important  
What Setting Goals for Coaching Cycles Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 2: Using Learning Targets
The Move—Using Learning Targets  
Why Using Learning Targets Is Important  
What Using Learning Targets Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 3: Getting Ready for Coaching in the Classroom
The Move—Getting Ready for Coaching in the Classroom  
Why Getting Ready for Coaching in the Classroom Is Important  
What Getting Ready for Coaching in the Classroom Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 4: Noticing and Naming
The Move—Noticing and Naming  
Why Noticing and Naming Is Important  
What Noticing and Naming Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 5: Micro Modeling
The Move—Micro Modeling  
Why Micro Modeling Is Important  
What Micro Modeling Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 6: Thinking Aloud
The Move—Thinking Aloud  
Why Thinking Aloud Is Important  
What Thinking Aloud Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 7: Sorting Student Work
The Move—Sorting Student Work  
Why Sorting Student Work Is Important  
What Sorting Student Work Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 8: Providing Strengths-Based Feedback
The Move—Providing Strengths-Based Feedback  
Why Providing Strengths-Based Feedback Is Important  
What Providing Strengths-Based Feedback Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
Chapter 9: Measuring the Impact of Coaching
The Move—Measuring the Impact of Coaching  
Why Measuring the Impact of Coaching Is Important  
What Measuring the Impact of Coaching Looks Like  
Lessons From the Field  
Tools and Techniques  
A Final Thought  
 
In Closing
 
Appendix
Resource A—If/Then Charts  
Resource B—Coaching Logs  
Resource C—Language Stems  
Resource D—Planning Tools  
Resource E—Agreements and Protocols  
Resource F—Results-Based Coaching Tool  
 
References
 
Index

Free resources

Diane Sweeney's Student-Centered Coaching Webinar

Diane Sweeney's Student-Centered Coaching Webinar

Explore a collection of coaching practices from Diane Sweeney that put student learning front-and-center. 

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"Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves would have been particularly helpful when I began coaching six years ago.  Even now, I have gleaned new insight into what coaching should look like and how to make forward progress with teachers."

Ruthanne Munger, Instructional Coach
Test Intermediate School, Richmond, IN

"This book contains many hands-on techniques that can serve coaches well in working with teachers (and students). It addresses a lot of the common pitfalls that occur when learning to be a coach. The book serves as a great tool for experienced coaches as well as those just entering into the position."

Ann M. Lorey, Common Core Coach and Science Department Instructional Supervisor
Palo Alto Unified School District, CA
Key features
(1) Based on a highly-effective, evidence-based approach to coaching that is driven by standards and is based on student outcomes.

(2) Provides coaches with the support they need to be successful by guiding them through day-to-day coaching moves that can be used before, during, and after the delivery of lessons.

(3) Includes an abundance of field-tested tools and practices that can put to immediate use.

(4) Richly-detailed anecdotes from practicing coaches provide readers with multiple access points and strategies.


Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Setting Goals for Coaching Cycles


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