Student-Focused Coaching

Student-Focused Coaching

The Instructional Coach's Guide to Supporting Student Success through Teacher Collaboration

Jim Knight, Jan Hasbrouck, Daryl Michel
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A widely used, highly effective approach to student success, Student-Focused Coaching (SFC) helps instructional coaches and teachers work collaboratively to improve student outcomes using evidence-based practices. This is your one-stop, step-by-step guide to instructional coaching in K-12 schools using the field-tested, research-based SFC model. Featuring a foreword by Jim Knight, the leading voice on instructional coaching, this book was coauthored by the lead developer of the SFC model (Jan Hasbrouck) and an experienced instructional coach and trainer (Daryl Michel). These expert authors help you master the three key roles of coaching: Facilitator, Collaborative Problem-Solver, and Teacher/Learner. You' ll discover how to build respectful and mutually beneficial professional relationships with every teacher-from the most eager to the most reluctant-and work together to help all students learn and thrive in the classroom. To help you put the SFC model into action, the book offers practical activities and materials, including application exercises, reflection exercises, virtual coaching tips, and 20+ pages of ready-to-use downloadable forms. LEARN HOW TOPartner with teachers to tackle a range of classroom challenges-academic, behavioral, and social-emotionalDevelop collaborative communication skills to help you navigate even the most challenging conversationsWork with teachers to set and achieve goals by identifying, selecting, and implementing evidence-based interventionsHelp teachers support struggling students with goal-based, targeted, and intensive instructionImprove time management skills using a four-step, systematic problem-solving processCollect different types of data and use it to give helpful feedback to the teachers you work withDesign continuous professional learning opportunities that meet individual teacher needsDeliver support to administrators to make the most of the benefits coaches can providePRACTICAL DOWNLOADS: The book includes access to 20+ pages of downloadable materials for coaches, including worksheets, checklists, tracking sheets, and self-assessments.
Daryl Michel, Ph. D. , is the founder and innovator of Be A Change, LLC, and a lifelong educator who is passionate about engaging with others to learn, teach, and inspire while appreciating and advocating for voices and perspectives to be heard. Growing up in rural Iowa and moving to Texas to student teach was quite the leap. However, experience led to opportunity for Daryl as he went from being a classroom teacher in one school district to being nationally known as an instructional coach, area manager, and director to establishing international networks as a business owner. Each day Daryl does his very best to live by his business tagline of aEUROoeMany Individuals. Infinite Possibilities. aEURO He doesn' st aspire to be the change. He aspires to be a change by being present, listening, and noticing. Jan Hasbrouck, Ph. D. , is a leading researcher, educational consultant, and author who works with schools in the U. S. and internationally. Dr. Hasbrouck worked as a reading specialist and coach for 15 years and later became a professor. Her research in reading fluency, academic assessment and interventions, and instructional coaching has been widely published. She is the author and coauthor of several books, curriculum materials, and assessment tools. She continues to collaborate with researchers on projects related to reading assessment and intervention.