PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Wondering what kind of work I do with schools and teachers? Below find a sampling of some of the topics I most often support in educational communities, as well as the most common learning structures used.
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This workshop is often divided into four parts. Participants will first learn the research based mindsets that can help them become the most effective and impactful teacher they can be. We will take a look at integrating play, empathy, growth mindset, belief systems and reflection into our daily practice as teachers and humans. We will then use these mindsets to study how physical environments can impact learning and community. Moving from a study of classroom design to the learners that inhabit them, teachers will learn the latest research on teaching socials skills, building community, helping children with trauma, and supporting children with emotional needs. Finally we will turn our lens to teaching structures and responsive planning to ensure our classrooms center on children. Participants will gain practical step by step strategies appropriate for a range of learners.
Crafting Classrooms With a Culture of Empathy, Joy, and Impact
MINDSET FOR LEARNING
Habits and Strategies for Risk Taking and Growth
In this session, teachers will learn how they can leverage the powerful instructional strategies of storytelling, self talk, reflection, and goal setting to teach students to have positive, powerful mindsets. Teachers will learn the research that supports teaching stances like flexibility, empathy, optimism, resilience and persistence. Teachers will learn how structures like conferring and whole class conversations can be used to teach create classroom communities of joyful effort, while still meeting benchmarks along the way. Classroom charts and lessons will be shared alongside tools to ensure teachers can keep this powerful work going all year long.
LEARNING WITH HEART
The Power and Potential of Schools Built with Empathy
Empathy is more than just a feel good word, it is a classroom imperative. What exactly is empathy? How do we cultivate it in ourselves, our classrooms and our communities? What is its impact on students, teachers and schools? This session will answer these questions with research and classroom-tested strategies and techniques. In this session, participants will learn the following:
-Types of empathy
-Strategies to build and refine our own empathy for our students and communities
-The role of teacher empathy in cultivating classrooms of growth and reflection
-The influence of empathy on school and classroom design, social emotional environments, and daily scheduling
-Strategies to build and refine empathy in our students within a classroom setting
-The importance and impact of play in the development of empathy
This session will integrate research, classroom examples, visuals, and personal reflection to empower participants to create the best possible worlds in their classrooms and schools, one with empathy and compassion at its core.
"How do you spell...?", "What should I write about?", "I don't know what to do!" In this workshop, teachers will learn the latest in cutting edge research to support all types of writers. Accessible and easy to implement strategies will be shared to overcome the multitude of challenges writing workshop can present in an early elementary classroom. Teachers will get to the core of the problems that arise and see how individualized schedules, tools, and adaptations can support each learner. The importance of components like interactive writing, storytelling, and play workshop will be covered to support each learner's growth. Participants will leave with a toolkit of possibilities to refuel their writing workshop with joy, play, and rigor for every writer.
WRITING WORKSHOP IS FOR EVERYONE
Helping ALL Students Build Independence and Thrive
SCHOOL BASED COACHING
In school based coaching, I work in your school, side by side with you and your kids! This work can be around a topic (Growth mindset! Writing conferences! Responsive unit planning!) or general goal setting and reflective practice. School based coaching services are available for just one day, or multiple days across the year.
Looking for an engaging, thought-provoking session or full conference day? I provide workshops ranging from one hour to two days on a variety of topics. All workshops pull from the latest in educational research and provide actionable strategies you can implement the very next day. I draw on my experience as a classroom teacher and as a coach in classrooms to keep the learning relevant, fast paced, and fun.
Sometimes a workshop or school based coaching is not in the cards. Thank goodness for virtual learning! I can present workshops via skype, google hangout and other platforms, as well as provide ongoing follow-up support. Contact me for more options!