Area 2: Student-Centered Coaching
In this area, you will dig deep on the work of Diane Sweeney, who has published several books focused on student-centered coaching. She offers some key ideas about how to approach coaching.
In this excerpt of her work, notice how she organizes the work between coach and teacher using her results coaching tool.
Remember to jot down your notes in the organizer.
1. Did You Know? Impact of Coaching
People often ask, "Does coaching really make a difference?" This chart offers a powerful response based on research.
"Effective coaching makes it easier for teachers to learn and implement new ideas. Indeed, without follow-up such as coaching, most professional learning will have little effect."
2. Watch the Video
Diane Sweeney does a wonderful job exploring the Coaching Cycle, connecting to Hattie's Visible Learning, discussion of formative assessments, and more.
Note: This is a 17 minute video. You may not be able to watch the whole thing but you have time for as much as you need (about 7 minutes). ;-)
3. Exploring Coaching Tools & Cycles
Sample Coaching Tool - Get a copy you can edit of this result-based coaching coaching tool.
Diane Sweeney has AMAZING resources in her books, website, and videos available. I explore some additional coaching models (e.g. The Impact Cycle, Collegial Coaching) in my Becoming a Coach session. STOP! Don't click that link. That's TOO MUCH for today's activity.