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

Meeting the Needs of the Teacher During Change

Meeting the Needs of the Teacher During Change

Step 2 of the Differentiated Coaching Cycle

Meet the needs of the teacher during change and leverage your coaching strengths and available resources

Why? Because resistance to change decreases when people’s needs are met (Barger & Kirby, 2004)

At its heart, differentiated coaching seeks to honor diversity of thought, experiences, culture, strengths, and beliefs as a way to transform deficit thinking into a productive appreciation of the diversity that truly makes learning communities stronger. People are different. The new Learning Forward (n.d.) Standards for Professional Learning state this plainly:

Like all learners, educators learn in different ways and at different rates. Because some educators have different learning needs than others, professional learning must ...

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