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 9: 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 ...