Diane's new book (or maybe we should call it a "resource" - you need to listen to better understand that reference), Moves for Launching a New Year of Student-Centered Coaching, is now available for preorder! They will arrive on August 1...just in time for the start of school. While you're waiting for it to arrive, we hope you enjoy our conversation with the other two co-authors, Leanna Harris (@leannaharris22) and Julie Steele (@JulieTier1). They discuss the structure, new thinking that is included, and ways that coaches can utilize this to make their start to the year the best one yet! Hope you enjoy, and click here to grab your own copy!
Everyone can use more clarity! Kara Vandas, practitioner, consultant, and author of Clarity for Learning, joins Diane and Brandon for an important conversation for all to hear. If student learning is the goal, there needs to be clarity for both the teacher and the student to make that happen. Hope you enjoy the conversation!
Part 2 of our series with Diane focuses on the ins and outs of Student-Centered Coaching. Hear about some of her new thinking as well. For more info on that, check out her blog post on Mini Cycles. As always, thanks for listening and being a part of our community of learners! Hope you enjoy!
Ever been curious about Diane’s early years and everything that led to Student-Centered Coaching? This is the first installment of a two-part series focused on the Student-Centered Coaching model. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it for you!
Diane and Brandon are joined by Joy Casey, an instructional coach from Denver, CO. Joy discusses her role this year in a brand new building. While Joy is a very experienced coach, she has the opportunity to share with our listeners what it's like to be somewhere new again. Whether you're a first year coach, in a new building, or a coach with many years of experience, there are a lot of tangible things to take away from this conversation. Hope you enjoy!
After a short summer break, Diane and Brandon are back with leaders from the Fort Dodge Community School District in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Stephanie Anderson (Director of Elementary Education) and Kirsten Doebel (Director of Secondary Education) oversee the coaching team in Fort Dodge, and they join the podcast to discuss their past year, setting and measuring coaching goals, as well as their continued focus to grow Student-Centered Coaching in their district.
We all knew this year would be different. We also knew that educators would do anything and everything they needed to do to continue impacting student learning. In this final episode of the 2020-2021 school year, Diane and Brandon are joined by three coaches as they discuss their journey through coaching this year. Amy Garrett, Mary Loeffler, and Rachel Jenner, all contributors to Diane's most recent book, Student-Centered Coaching From a Distance, reflect on this unbelievable year of learning. Enjoy!
Arthur Mola and Tierra Ingram, Cardozo Education Campus in Washington D.C., join Diane and Brandon for an inspiring conversation around student learning, their passion for ALL students, and how they work together in their respective roles as principal and coach.
Diane and Brandon are joined by Dawn Shannon (Innovation & Learning Coach) and Matthew Krohne (Assistant Principal) to discuss the dynamics and benefits of a successful coach/building leader partnership. They also dig into their unique relationship as Dawn coached Matthew in a coaching cycle. To read Matthew's reflections about a unique coaching experience discussed in the episode, you can check out his blog here.