"The beauty of Student-Focused Coaching is the versatility of the model, tools, and strategies that are applicable as both an instructional coach and campus administrator. As I was learning and utilizing the Student-Focused Coaching model, I transitioned to an assistant principal position and found that I continued to use the model seamlessly. What was most impactful for me was the 4-week online course along with the interactive book that allowed me to dig deeper and reflect on my practice. The book contains application exercises, virtual coaching tips, and reflection points that provided multiple opportunities for me to engage with the model, practice, and refine the process. Student-Focused Coaching truly places the most important beneficiary of learning at the forefront of instruction - our students!" Beatrice Cruz (Texas)

“The learning from the SFC course will impact student learning. The discussions related to the phases, listening, and nonverbal communication were helpful and insightful. I looked forward to learning from Dr. Michel and all of the participants from multiple states every Tuesday evening. It’s an essential course for coaches.” Tanesha Yusuf (Texas)

"What National Board Certification did for me as a teacher—refinement, reflection, results—Student-Focused Coaching does for me as an instructional coach." Anthony Rosenberger (Arizona)

"Student-Focused Coaching is an amazing resource for individuals, schools, and districts who are developing or "resetting" their design for instructional coaching. The tools, reflection questions, and practice examples provide support and learning opportunities for those new to coaching, as well as for those who have many years of experience! Additionally, the organization of the book allows for frequent and easy reference of information and tools!" Jamie Larson (Iowa)

"Student-Focused Coaching provides tools to meet individual teachers where they are while also informing the coach or would-be coach on how to build a culture of collaborative problem solving. I found the chapters full of pragmatic guidance for coaching in a variety of scenarios, and there are a number of communication tools for everyone in the process (coaches, administrators, and teachers) to employ to make sure that messaging is clear and continues to focus time, energy, and attention on supporting student learning and growth." Alicia Ross (Pennsylvania)

Be A Change Academy


During this professional learning series, educators or administrators (e.g., instructional coach, district- or campus-administrator, department chair, or others interested in coaching) will learn about Student-Focused Coaching (SFC) and explore tools, resources, and strategies from the recently published book written by Drs. Jan Hasbrouck and Daryl Michel.


Asynchronous course scheduled to release in mid- to late-July 2022.

World Association of Lesson Study

Date: September 20-22, 2022

Time/Location: TBD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Presentation Titles: 

Engaging with Colleagues in Recurring Lesson Study Cycles: The Promise When Learning Together

The Invisible Leader: Facilitation in Lesson Study with Dr. John Mynott



The Teaching Learning Coaching Conference

Date: October 2-4, 2022

Time/Location: TBD, San Antonio, TX

Presentation Title:  Cooperation to Collaboration: Focus on the Student Lens



National Council of Teachers of English: Conference on English Leadership 

Date: November 22, 2022



Time/Location: 10:40AM PST, Anaheim, CA



Presentation Title: Enhancing Student Literacy Learning: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach




Information: https://ncte.org/groups/cel/convention/



Recent Conference Presentations

Communication for Collaboration. Grant Wood Area Education Agency: Professional Learning Institute. Cedar Rapids, IA.

Personal Reading History: Cultivating Your Students’ Identities as Readers. Arizona Department of Education HOPE Conference: Tucson, AZ (virtual).


Coaching and/or Mentoring and Impact on Enhancing Student Learning. Cambodia International Conference on Mentoring Educators: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (virtual).


Maximizing Teacher Knowledge and Skills to Impact Student Learning: Research-based Unit Design and Lesson Planning in Magnet Schools. Magnet Schools of America National Conference: Las Vegas, NV (virtual).


Maximizing Teacher Knowledge and Skills to Impact Student Learning: Redesigning Lesson Planning. International Lesson Study Seminar in Mathematics Education: Brazil (virtual).