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Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves



November 2016 | 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

"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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