As teacher leaders – whether you are a mentor teacher, principal, district administrator, instructional coach, or superintendent – you play a key role in the wellness, emotional health, retention, and overall happiness of the teachers in your purview. There are several ways you can support your teachers:
I offer various workshops that can be done with small or large groups of teachers either in a staff development setting or a conference-style workshop. See my workshops page for more information.
Small Group Coaching:
Using a small group format of no more than 12 teachers at a time, I can do group coaching for the following groups:
- New Teachers: Focused on handling stress, creating work/life balance, organization and life management techniques etc.)
- New Leaders: Focused on supporting teachers who have recently taken on or been given new roles and responsibilities especially within school leadership, committees, professional learning communities, mentoring, etc.
- New Principals: Focused on how to make the transition from peer to leader and how to emotionally support the needs of teachers at their school in order to create a culture of openness, connection, and encouragement.
- Custom: We can work together to determine a specific plan of action for supporting special groups of teachers in your school/district through small group coaching.
Many schools/districts utilize the PLC (Professional Learning Community) model for collegial support (usually for instructional collaboration and improvement). I can work with you to design a support framework that builds upon your existing PLC infrastructure, including small group workshops, e-courses or e-workshops for the teachers, and empowerment exercises that teachers can discuss and debrief within their PLCs.
Individual Coaching for Targeted Teachers:
After reading some of my site, you may already be thinking about a teacher (or a few) who could benefit from working with a life coach. Although I require that the individual be a co-active partner in the coaching process (i.e. voluntarily participating with their own stake in the game), I will accept sponsorship of individual coaching sessions and packages.