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CONFERENCING

Like coaching, the conference is a way to reinforce and refine without evaluation or negative repercussion. The What, why and how of conferencing is laid out in simple stages. You will review 3rd point, going visual, and paraphrasing as the communication skills for navigating a successful conference. 

 
 

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USE OF PROTOCOLS

Just as teachers use lesson plans, when leading we need lesson plans, our lesson plans are protocols. Review the process for selecting protocols – collecting data, high emotions, high intellect, resistance, culture and more. Be strategic when selecting protocols to save time and energy while focusing groups and building a culture of trust. 

 
 

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CULTURE

Learn the quick and focused ways of building culture – positive school culture is necessary for getting things done. Be strategic when working the overt and covert elements of school culture. Learn to push, turn up the head to apply pressure to change the norms. A norm at a time is the mantra of change in culture.

 
 

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DELIVERING DIFFICULT NEWS

When you find yourself walking into a meeting or conversation where the news may not be well received, take a look at this Got-a-Minute. Be reminded of third point, going visual, credible voice to the issue, approachable to the person or people. News delivered using these patterns can help reduce the resistance. 

 
 

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ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

Effective teaching requires active participation to engage and the check for understanding. From formal to practical application between teacher and student. On the surface, a simple strategy and mindset teachers can use to move student learning forward. Looking engaged and being engaged are not the same – explore strategies to support active participation

 
 

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OBJECTIVES

Here is an overview of the five parts of an objective. This Got-a-Minute can be useful for administrators, teachers, and para-professionals. It’s quick, it’s direct. Standards of learning grounded in research and a history of effective practices.

 
 

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3RD POINT

Third point can be used for challenging conversations, difficulty news, to support thinking, to redirect energy in the room, and more! Here is a Got-a-Minute to refresh your knowledge base of third point and support the development of the skill as you continue to refine your skills.

 
 

ORGANIZE A MEETING

There you sit, a meeting looming and you just realized you forgot to plan! Not to fret. This Got-a-Minute offers a few tips and strategies from Adaptive Schools and the Coalition of Essential Schools to ensure your meetings move beyond the transmission of information and into the grappling of information around challenging issues your schools face everyday.