Learning and Growth Focused Coaching Cycles
Learning- and Growth-Focused Coaching Cycles
Danica Lewis (Author)
Coaching cycles are a powerful practice that coaches can leverage to improve teaching craft and to impact student outcomes. Getting started with cycles, and ensuring impact within cycles, takes planning, knowledge, and deep coaching skills. This laminated guide examines the aspects of coaching that must be developed in order to improve the effectiveness of coaching cycles. Additional electronic tools are provided throughout the guide to allow coaches to get started with this work right away!
About the Author
Danica Lewis has over 20 years of experience in schools, serving as an elementary teacher, an instructional coach, and later as a school and district administrator, including school building leadership, early childhood leadership, special education leadership, and curriculum & assessment leadership in urban and suburban schools. Danica led the implementation of standards-aligned instruction, assessment, and grading as both a district-level and building-level administrator. She launched and led instructional coaching in a mid-sized urban district in order to improve student learning outcomes. Danica facilitates powerful professional learning around literacy, standards-aligned instruction and assessment, rigorous teaching, instructional coaching, and leadership. In 2017, the Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development recognized Danica as the “Instructional Leader of the Year” for the State of Wisconsin