Coaching for Student-Centered Literacy

Focus Area: Student-Centered Literacy

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Pathway: Application

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Our coaching methodology centers on the principles of action research, and job-embedded best practices to provide the most personalized and differentiated approach to meet the needs of our participants. This professional learning is designed to support each participant with what they need, not a one-size-fit all approach. In curriculum implementation, the needs of educators vary greatly based on their experience, implementation level, and mindsets. Our Student-Centered Literacy coaches use the “Try, Measure, Learn” approach to encourage narrow, actionable shifts as they refine their knowledge of the curriculum, make formative decisions around student learning progress, and build their own student-centered literacy skills.


This coaching model and support was developed for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders implementing student-centered literacy practices.


  • Bi-weekly, 30 Minute virtual session scheduled directly with a BetterLesson Coach
  • 4 Session Coaching Packs around one topic (tied to a virtual workshop) or Targeted (half-year) and Unlimited Coaching with flexibility is available
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity
  • Participants will register for access with the BetterLesson Lab
  • Participants will schedule 1:1 coaching calls with their coach


While workshops introduce participants to ideas to build their awareness, and give them time to explore and reflect collaboratively to develop understanding, coaching is an ongoing learning experience that supports educators as they apply key ideas and helps them move closer to ownership of the curriculum and the principles it represents.

  • Student-Centered Literacy in a Flexible Learning Environment: I can implement student-centered literacy practices in a flexible learning environment by adjusting instruction and deliberately selecting strategies that work in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments.
  • Tech Tools for Literacy: I can identify and implement specific tech tools that focus on organization, collaboration and feedback in order to create student-centered literacy lessons.
  • Student-Driven Writing Systems: I can implement student-driven writing systems in my classroom by providing students with opportunities to own the writing process, provide meaningful feedback, and engage in collaboration.
  • Oral Language Skills in Early Literacy: I can leverage early learners’ oral language development in order to support reading and writing skills.