"Student-Centered Coaching will change the conversation about coaching in this country. Sweeney shows us how vital it is to focus our coaching efforts on the ultimate beneficiary—the student."
—Ellin Oliver Keene, Author and Consultant
"An excellent resource that should be on the bookshelf of every principal and instructional coach."
—Roberto Pamas, Principal
O.W. Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA
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.