Differentiate your coaching practice to meet the needs of every teacher! Jane Kise takes you on a journey into differentiated coaching with a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who may think differently from you. Through an online self-assessment tool, you will discover how your strengths and beliefs influence your coaching practice. Through examples, case studies, and reflection exercises, you will understand how to: • Tailor your coaching practices to meet the needs of each educator • Increase teacher willingness to implement new skills in their classrooms • Anticipate patterns of resistance and adjust both the content and delivery of professional development
Part I: Coaching That Is Both Student Centered and Teacher Centered
What have I learned since I first wrote Differentiated Coaching?
Well, back in 2001, when I began working directly with teachers, not much had been written about instructional coaching. I’d been hired as a consultant for a school change initiative that became my doctoral research. While I had a dozen years of executive and organizational coaching experience, including school leadership, I soon realized I was immersed in a crash-course independent study on partnering with teachers during change.
The teachers and I worked on meeting the needs of more students, holding higher expectations, and differentiating instruction. The results of the change initiative and coaching? We took the failure rate on ...