The CLASS Feedback Strategies training is almost here! We’re thrilled to share a sneak preview of the exciting new content we’ve developed.
CLASS Feedback Strategies: Sharing Observations with Teachers is an interactive and hands-on experience designed to provide concrete strategies for coaches to use when sharing results of CLASS observations with teachers. Participants will practice:
The Feedback Strategies trainer will guide participants in individualizing support for teachers using a framework of readiness to change. We offer strategies for working with teachers at varying readiness levels using the following progression:
1. Know – Teacher learns about target behavior. For example, answering the questions:
2. See – Teacher becomes more aware of her own practice and how it is both similar to and different from the target behavior. For example, noticing when:
3. Do – Teacher demonstrates the target behavior. For example,
The training provides strategies, goals, and action plans for supporting teachers in increasing readiness and making changes. Growing teacher self-efficacy, focusing on the positive interactions already occurring in classrooms, and building on strengths is infused throughout the training.
For more information about CLASS Feedback Strategies, fill out this short form and we'll be in touch with more details when this new 1-day training becomes available.
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