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
Chapter 5: How Can Teachers Collaborate?
How Can Teachers Collaborate?
Step 5 of the Differentiated Coaching Cycle
Deep, reflective collaboration
Why? Because collaborating with people who think differently, in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, accelerates adult and, thus, student learning. It is the best path to questioning our ingrained habits and beliefs (Haidt, 2012).
What do you think of coaching teams?” a group of teacher leaders asked me recently. Their district only supported one-to-one teacher coaching. I replied, “It is so much easier to coach an individual when I’m also coaching the whole team. You’re multiplying the evidence available, the interrelated issues being examined, and the different learning tools at your disposal. If you want me to coach a teacher, please let me work with the team as ...