Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level

  • Title:Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level
  • Author:Diane Sweeney
  • Publication Date:April 2013
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9781452299488
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Teaching in today's classrooms is different, so why shouldn't coaching strategies evolve too? Shift the conversation from teacher "shoulds" to innovative systems and structures that build lasting student success. This powerful follow-up to Diane Sweeney's Student Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals is a strategy-packed roadmap to dynamic teacher-coach collaborations in middle and high schools. Written for coaches who work with secondary teachers in all content areas, Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level offers rich case studies and practical tips and tools. Coaches and administrators get real-world specifics on:

  • Core practices for tackling the unique challenges of coaching across a variety of content areas at the secondary level
  • Extending coaching to teams of teachers, rather than just individuals
  • Using standards, such as the Common Core, to coach toward specific goals for student learning
  • Embedding formative assessments into coaching conversations
  • Moving past teacher resistance
  • Working in tandem with principals to ensure that coaching accomplishes the goal of increased student learning

With graphic organizers, planning matrices, and other valuable resources, this step-by-step guide is your ultimate roadmap to coaching success. By focusing coaching on student learning—rather than on fixing teachers—you can make a measurable impact on student achievement.


Author Bio

Diane Sweeney has been a national consultant since 1999.  After teaching and coaching in the Denver Public Schools, Diane served as a program officer at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver.  She has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.

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