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Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching

Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching

August 2022 | 120 pages | Corwin

Engaging teachers in coaching is an ongoing process that requires planning and intentionality. Whether you are new to a school or have been there a while, the beginning of the year brings forth the opportunity to envision what your work will look like and how you will deepen the impact it makes on teacher and student learning.

Start the Year Strong with Student-Centered Coaching

Designed to ensure a successful start to the school year, this guidebook provides strategies for coaches, principals, and district leaders to successfully launch a new year of Student-Centered Coaching. Organized into fifteen moves, this resource provides:

  • Concrete ideas for how coaches can connect with new and returning teachers
  • Strategies for supporting teachers to increase student engagement and build classroom community
  • Steps for building strong principal and coach partnerships that will last throughout the year
  • Tools and artifacts that can be used to message and market coaching
  • Ideas for scheduling coaching that is flexible and meets teachers’ needs
  • Videos and other resources that dig deeper into each of the fifteen coaching moves that are included

By investing carefully in the first few weeks of school and crafting a clear plan with this guidebook, the foundation you build will support your work far beyond the start of the school year.

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Section 1: Build Relationships
1. Be Visible

2. Join PLCs, Grade Level, or Department Meetings

3. Offer Mentoring Support to New Teachers

4. Support Teachers to Build Classroom Community

Section 2: Make Intentional Decisions with the Principal
5. Establish How You’ll Work as a Principal and Coach Team

6. Decide How You Will Organize Your Coaching Schedule

7. Be Thoughtful About Who You Will Engage with First

Section 3: Message and Market Coaching
8. Plan How You Will Message and Market Coaching

9. Work with The Principal to Advocate for Coaching

10. Engage Teacher Leaders

11. Listen for Openings

Section 4: Get Ready for More Formal Coaching
12. Invite Teachers into Coaching Cycles

13. Leverage A Variety of Structures to Build Momentum

14. Plan How You Will Measure Your Impact

15. Use Partnership Agreements to Set Norms with Teachers

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ISBN: 9781071890165