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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Did you know that over 12 million children in the United States (and more every year!) speak a language other than English at home? While the education workforce does not exactly parallel its students’ demographics, we know that many educators are also multilingual. That’s why Teachstone has resources available in both English and Spanish. All children deserve the individualized support and care that best fosters learning - and so do their caregivers and educators.
At Teachstone, our driving vision is to ensure every child experiences life-changing teaching. This mission is why we’re making a commitment to restabilize and improve education for every child, and every educator. And, we know that bringing this commitment to life requires providing education leaders with the support they need to not only face the current challenges, but that will propel towards the future of quality and equity.
Nearly two years ago I joined Teachstone with a deep desire and commitment to support leaders and teachers with real-time, practical, and evidence-based strategies and solutions to address the current needs of children, families, and educators. For the 20 years prior, I led organizations working at the national, state, and local levels focused on addressing the needs of children and families, especially those living in marginalized communities. As a practitioner at heart, my passion has been translating research to practice to drive impact and positive outcomes for children. This passion brought me to Teachstone.