Instructional Coaching | Differentiation | Teaching with Empathy | Standards-Based Grading
Keynotes | Workshops | Strategic Planning
All services are available both virtually or onsite. We are available for keynotes, workshops, and/or continuous professional development services (1-1, team, and department coaching) on the topics of student-driven differentiation (academic and social-emotional), teaching with empathy, standards-based grading, and instructional coaching.
STUDENT-DRIVEN DIFFERENTIATION: 8 STEPS TO HARMONIZE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM
Transform teaching and learning with student-driven differentiation. Educators commonly hear the terms personalization, differentiation, and individualization but struggle to actualize these approaches successfully in their classrooms. This is due to various perceived obstacles (standardized testing, initiative overload, today’s Covid-altered learning environment), fallacies about what differentiation is and is not, and overlooking the most powerful tool we have: student voice. Let’s demystify differentiation and harmonize learning in our classrooms.
TEACHING WITH EMPATHY: HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR PRACTICE BY UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEARNERS
Every single action we take, from our conversations with students to planning and delivering instruction, signifies our level of empathy toward them as individuals. While many teachers believe they are empathetic to their students’ stories, their actions (while well-intended) often implicitly shame students further adding to the disconnection they feel. Educators’ primary role in today’s educational landscape is to ensure students feel safe and connected, in a consistently empathetic learning environment.
The Why, The What, and The How
Shifting to standards-based reporting is a difficult change but one that is vital to our students’ success. This keynote presentation and workshop will inspire your staff to embrace their hesitations and offer participants tangible, applicable support to make the shift to standards-based learning successful for teachers, students, administrators, and parents. Topics covered include student-driven differentiation, goal-setting, feedback, student ownership of learning, flexible pacing, flexible grouping and more.
WHAT IS INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING?
Participants will leave with a shared understanding of instructional coaching and gain insight into effective methods to partner with teachers in initial coaching relationships.
Implementing successful and transformative instructional coaching programs
Making Sense of Remote, Hybrid, Synchronous, and Asynchronous Instruction
These are trying times for all of us. The pervasive school closures due to the COVID19 pandemic have left many teachers and administrators feeling fearful, anxious, and acutely missing their students and staff.
Educators are working tirelessly to adapt to teaching and learning remotely. Yet, they often report feeling exhausted and desiring additional strategies to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of their students and themselves.