"Student-Focused Coaching is an invaluable guide and has directly impacted our collaboration with teachers nationwide. This practical model emphasizes the importance of maximizing teacher knowledge and efficacy and engages educators in collaborative problem-solving to prevent future challenges. In gathering feedback, we've learned that teachers and coaches are applying the student-focused approach to goal setting and instruction within their classroom setting. They also love the opportunity to learn with and from their colleagues. Thank you for providing such clear guidance on the many layers of effective coaching!" AIM Institute for Learning & Research (Pennsylvania)
What We Do
Implement content from the Student-Focused Coaching book.
Establish and maintain relationships by conversing with and learning from all stakeholder groups.
Learn about existing systemic practices by engaging with various stakeholder groups.
Implement a Collaborative Problem-Solving Process to define a problem based on student data/evidence, set and monitor goals, and decide on implementation action items.
Develop and deliver differentiated, sustained professional learning experiences to meet diverse learner needs.
Respond to the unique needs of individuals whom we support.
Model research-validated, evidence-based routines and activities to guide organizational change.
Support the development and design of systems that connect and align standards, assessments, instruction, and intervention.
Upcoming Conference Presentations
August 21-23, 2023: The Big Sky Literacy Summit (Big Sky, MT)
Presentation Titles: Making Your Thinking Visible Through Oral and Written Expression: The Power of Metacognitive Conversations; Turning to One Another: Examining How We Communicate with Others
September 20-22, 2023: Global Implementation Society (Virtual)
Presentation Title: Building Trust and Leading Practice to Inspire Change
October 16-18, 2023: Teaching Learning Coaching Conference (Orlando, FL)
Presentation Title: Improving Literacy Instruction to Enhance Student Learning: A Student-Focused Coaching Approach
October 19, 2023: Western Region Education Service Alliance (Asheville, NC)
Presentation Title: Student-Focused Coaching Keynote
November 27-29, 2023: World Association of Lesson Study (Zwolle, The Netherlands)
Presentation Titles: Leaders Enabling Teachers to Talk Through the Construction of Strategic Coherence; But You Heard the Student and Peer Colleague Reactions: Why Return to Status Quo?
January 31-February 2, 2024: Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning (New Orleans, LA)
Presentation Title: TBD