Student-Centered Coaching: Setting Goals and Using Coaching Moves

Based on the work of Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris

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Many educators will testify to the benefits of instructional coaching; however, the effectiveness of coaching has been hard to measure in the past. Coaches may worry that, though they are engaging deeply with the teachers they work with, they aren’t quite sure how their daily effort is making a difference with students. Student-centered coaching is the answer to this question.

Through this course, you will learn core practices of student-centered coaching, practice key strategies to support teacher development, foster partnership and trust throughout the school, and take away practices you can implement right away.


After completing this course, you will:

  • Set standards-based goals for coaching cycles,
  • Use learning targets and formative assessments as a foundation for coaching
  • Examine the student-centered coaching move micro modeling, and
  • Create your own lesson plan for co-teaching


Course Modules Include:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Setting Goals for Coaching Cycles
  • Module 2: Using Learning Targets
  • Module 3: Micro Modeling
  • Capstone Project

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Purchase 15-hour course