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 II: Developing a Language for Change
In pondering my early coaching experiences with Hannah, Josh, Amy, and other teachers who wanted to change, an image came to mind that helped me understand why change was so difficult for them: the long underwear that hangs in the Mission House Museum in Lahaina, Hawaii.
With Lahaina’s year-round average temperature of eighty-five degrees, one would think that the New England missionaries who settled there in the early 1800s might have embraced a change in wardrobe. But they donned their woolen long underwear on the first of October and wore it through the first of April, just as they had in Boston. Their beliefs about proper dress during winter months overwhelmed the evidence that the climate ...