The session was transformative. There were a lot of opportunities to practice and apply our learning.
I plan to implement the different ideas of approaching teacher conversations about giving positive feedback.
Now that I have a more in depth understanding of the TELL tools, I will be more intentional in the way I use the tools to coach teachers.
I have already adapted Thomas’s slideshow of what an effective classroom looks like and sounds like. Loved that! I also want to adapt many of the observation and self-assessment protocols for our site.
The participants were treated as professionals. The facilitator created a culture of trust and respect. And the facilitator modeled behaviors for us by using strategies and methods that we can adopt for our own practice.
Group discussion was the most eye opening session for me, then feedback article and the chat/discussion with other colleagues. I will use those techniques with my teachers and colleagues to help them and myself to use better practices in the classroom.