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

Professional-Development SynergyA Final Note

Professional-Development SynergyA Final Note

Using a common framework for discussing teaching and learning allows schools to integrate such diverse professional-developments topics as these:

  • Helping students advocate for their own learning needs
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Brain research
  • Strategies for difficult students

Last year it was curriculum mapping, then literacy strategies, then learning communities, and then we ended up with a new administrator anyway. Don’t give us another new and improved way to teach!” Have you heard similar statements from teachers?

Teachers, as we’ve seen, often show a healthy skepticism toward professional development given the many forgotten trends they’ve weathered. Whatever common framework you’re using, demonstrating how each professional-development topic fits within it helps your staff organize the learning into patterns—not just how it fits with the school’s vision ...

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