Posted on February 21, 2023 in response to Dragon_Coach In response to Dragon_Coach
A great question that we all need to consider when coaching others. My response does not contain detailed topics, but a method for presentation and workshopping/brainstorming. I'm not sure if it is what you are looking for, but I'll share anyway. :)
I have found that sharing concepts/activities/processes/tools with teachers and then giving them time to brainstorm (preferably with peers) how they might integrate those concepts/activities/processes/tools within their classrooms is typically effective. The technology is only useful if they can envision ways to incorporate it into their work. Many teachers are good at this, but most truly benefit from roundtable discussions with peers who teach similar content.
Thank you for posing this question, giving me a moment to reflect upon my experiences and get this day started with motivation.
As coaches, we want to provides educators with meaningful professional learning. When planning professional learning, I have asked myself the question - what can I present to teachers that can be used in their lessons today?
In the sense of trying to build diverse opportunities for educators, what other types of professional learning have been successful for you that ended up surprising you - anything goes here?