Daryl Michel, PhD. worked in public education for 23 years before becoming an independent literacy consultant. Her career has included many positions: classroom teacher, learning specialist, Title I teacher, vice-principal, literacy specialist for the board of education, and adjunct professor. She has presented nationally on various literacy topics including reading, dyslexia, assessment, and writing. Amy is a member of Decoding Dyslexia Maryland, on the board of directors for The Reading League, a LETRS Professional Learning Facilitator, an Acadience Training Specialist, and a Teacher Preparation and Literacy Review Specialist for The Barksdale Reading Institute. She is determined to support national efforts in making sure teachers are equipped with deep knowledge of language systems and teaching methods to ensure all students leave second grade with proficient reading and writing skills.
Student-Focused Coaching: Supporting Student Success through Teacher Collaboration
Jan Hasbrouck and Daryl Michel
(Coaching/Instructional Support, Leadership)
Instructional coaching has been shown to be effective, but only when all participants have a clear understanding of the purpose for coaching, and coaches have a set of tools and strategies for working with all of their colleagues. This session presents a responsive, flexible, and comprehensive model of instructional coaching called Student-Focused Coaching (SFC) that has been empirically developed and systematically implemented over the past three decades. SFC involves the coach taking on three distinct roles: Facilitator, Collaborative Problem-Solver, and Teacher/Learner, and then strategically using each role to best support every teacher’s efforts to maximize student outcomes. The key strategy used by SFC coaches: The four phase SFC Collaborative Problem-Solving Process will be shared. Suggestions for how to partner effectively with the administrator who supports coaching will also be provided.
Target Audience(s): Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading, Advanced Science of Reading, Leadership