Daryl Michel, PhD. is the founder 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. Daryl 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 “Many Individuals. Infinite Possibilities.” He doesn’t aspire to be “the” change. He aspires to be “a” change by being present, listening, and noticing. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education: School Improvement from Texas State University.
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