Have you ever heard educators say they have too much time on their hands?
With limited time and resources, the CLASS Discussion Toolkit helps coaches and PD providers make the most of their face-to-face time with teachers—and it also supports teacher-teacher discussions that build professional learning communities. The Toolkit is available for infant/toddler and pre-K/K-3 settings. Want to know more? Check out this video that explains how to make the most of the CLASS Discussion Toolkit.
Below are five tips on how to use the toolkit effectively and efficiently!
We want to hear from you! Share your tips and tricks for encouraging stimulating conversations with the teachers you support in the comments below!
Even top athletes rely on the support of a coach to improve their game. Players need coaches to help identify their unique strengths and grow their talents while increasing their skills in areas of challenge. To do all this, coaches spend lots of time observing athletes while they practice—giving real-time feedback based on current efforts, breaking skills down as needed to cultivate mastery, and encouraging players to keep trying in pursuit of their goals.
As coaches, we've all encountered resistant teachers. Resistance to coaching can take many forms. You might encounter a teacher who is direct, making it clear they don't want your help. Or a teacher who is passive, putting off your meetings and recommendations, or acting like they're open to coaching but never actually changing their behavior. While this can be frustrating, you shouldn’t assume the teacher is to blame.
Teachstone continues to fulfill the important role of supporting Spanish-speaking partners who implement CLASS in their programs and communities. In an effort to strengthen our reach to this key base, Teachstone recently hosted a regional conference in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The regional conference offered several CLASS trainings in Spanish as well as translation services for English trainings. Trainings were held from November 4–8 at the headquarters and facilities of Camera Mundi Inc. Camera Mundi is the largest and most comprehensive provider of products, equipment, materials, and services to the educational sector in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.