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

What Evidence Will Inform This Coaching Cycle?

What Evidence Will Inform This Coaching Cycle?

Step 4 of the Differentiated Coaching Cycle

Collect evidence that influences teacher beliefs and evidence of student learning

Why? Because quality evidence allows for quality reflection on experiences. And it is that reflection, not the experience itself, that fosters change (Dewey, 1916).

A method I call prior knowledge stations is one of my favorite differentiation strategies; there’s an example on page 171. Teachers identify core knowledge, vocabulary, and other information students will need to fully engage in a work of literature, a research project, or a social studies unit. They then plan a wide range of activities with a variety of materials, such as primary-source documents, photos, maps, and historical information for students to ...

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