Now that your students are in their classrooms, your teachers are integrating technology into their lessons and parent nights/open houses are basically a memory, how will you have some of those tough conversations? You know, those conversations with faculty and/or staff who are not quite performing to expectations but have the potential with just a little coaching. How do those conversations sound?
For the third year in a row, we are excited to again offer an in-depth session with Dr. Lloyd Sain on the topic of Conducting Four Types of Conversations Using Coaching Skills. Four conversational levels of calibrating, consulting, collaborating and coaching can all be used with intention to get the best results. This training will be held in our Oklahoma City office on September 20 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and will include role playing using the four types of conversations, useful tips to help make your relationships more professional and a free lunch. To register click here.
On another note, thank you to all of the many districts/schools whose teachers and administrators we have had the opportunity and pleasure to visit and train. The Teaching & Learning team has so enjoyed getting to know your staff and hear and share the good practices many educators do on a daily basis.
Looking ahead, our next regional development training days will be October 11 & 12 with the topic of Questioning for Learning. To view times and venues along with registration information, click here.
Additionally, the Teaching & Learning team will be visiting more member schools this fall with customized professional development training meant to meet the individual needs of those schools’ cultures. If you or your school/district is interested in scheduling such a day, call us at 405-314-2063.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center recommends that all families have—and share with their children’s school—a family preparedness plan. Such a plan outlines who is responsible for the care and custody of minor children in the event of an arrest, detainment or other happening that would make parents unavailable to their children.
In an effort to meet the ever-changing needs of our members, the Teaching & Learning team works hard to offer diverse, focused services that are, as always, free! Besides our online courses, twice-a-month webinars and our customized on-site professional development, we offer five regional professional developments over two days, five times a year.
If you’re spending any of your summer time to learn and develop new skills, I have some excellent news for you! We have a new free course available courtesy of Odysseyware. I had the pleasure of being part of the Odysseyware Advisory Council this past year. It was a great experience, and I was so happy to be able to share feedback from our member schools with their team.
Happy 2016!! As I welcome in the new year, I always begin the “cleanse”–going through closets and chunking items I no longer want or that fit, ridding the kitchen cabinets of expired food and actually wiping off the refrigerator shelves (can finally see them after all of the holiday food is out). I know for many this is a time of the 21-day “diet-cleanse,” renewed gym memberships and even the 21-day “financial cleanse.”