If your teaching has become driven by demands to get higher test scores; you are expected to differentiate lessons for a wide range of students—some who just never seem to get it; use curriculum materials according to pacing calendars; you feel like there just isn’t enough time, and somehow you’ve lost sight of why you came into teaching in the first place, we can help.
Our on-site coaching work with teachers focuses on teaching from a learning perspective. Our Master Coaches assist teachers to:
Establish a shared and common understanding of effective instruction as evidenced in student learning via video case studies and classroom visitations.
Use curriculum resources effectively, while cultivating dexterity that addresses each individual student’s needs.
Improve lesson design to ensure learning of a wide range of students.
Differentiate lessons based on predictable difficulties in comprehending particular concepts using a “landscape of learning.”
Cultivate classroom discourse that reveals student thinking, improves student reasoning, builds academic language and enables writing in the content areas.
Increase pedagogical content knowledge to provide all students access to knowledge, and challenge those students who are ready to excel.
Create and facilitate an effort-based learning community in which students collaborate, cooperate, and manage their own learning.
Analyze student work and provide focused, actionable, feedback to students to deepen their understanding and get higher test scores.
All our coaching sessions are customized and can be conducted one-on-one, in pairs or small groups (e.g. grade level meetings, PLCs), in person or on-line, to meet individual school or district needs. We focus on the instructional core: planning, enacting and reflecting on lessons. We work side-by-side in the classroom modeling, co-teaching, and conferring with students to increase the instructional repertoire of teachers in their own class settings. You’ll be amazed at how much your students are capable of doing.
Listen to Lucy, in the video below, confer with an ELL student and his teammates as they begin to make sense of the mathematical patterns they discovered.
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