Student-Centered Coaching

  • Title:Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals
  • Author:Diane Sweeney
  • Publication Date:November 2010
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9781412980432
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Improve student outcomes with data-driven coaching

Student-Centered Coaching is grounded in a simple but powerful premise: school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. When the focus is shifted from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets student achievement, coaching becomes both more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in developing systems and structures for supporting teacher development and fostering a culture of learning. Each chapter includes:

  • A model for designing and implementing student-centered coaching
  • Data-driven coaching tools and techniques focused on student learning
  • A framework for measuring the coaching's impact
  • Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort

Also included are exercises designed to promote coach and principal collaboration, giving them essential tools for enhancing 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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