Often, especially when first beginning the process of collaboratively focusing upon the diverse needs of students, participants can become discouraged if they focus on factors largely outside of their control. In our experience, we’ve heard this fear manifested in comments such as “What can we do if his parents refuse to ever read with him […]
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We feel so privileged to be a part of the outstanding work happening in schools and districts related to ensuring collaborative responses for students. It leads to reflections regarding how collaborative cultures approach their complex work of supporting students and what becomes observable to an outsider immersed into their work (even if for just a […]
Whether first starting out or refining practices related to responding to the literacy needs of students, it is important to take stock and determine next steps to take school-wide. Do we need to focus on establishing embedded planning times for teams (such as Collaborative Team Meetings)? Do we need to address the assessments we have […]
Many schools are looking at the transition from Learning Support or Special Education Teachers to Coaches (many different names are used for this role, Learning Coaches, Inclusion Coaches, etc.) shifting focus to in-classroom support for students and teachers. In this inclusive model, Coaches need to have professional credibility with their colleagues, especially in school cultures […]
An article describing the basic tenets of action planning, a school improvement framework that values distributive leadership, professional learning and alignment of organizational priorities through a professional learning communities structure. Hewson, K and Adrian, L. (2008, September/October). Action planning: Rowing in the same direction. Principal, 88(1), 48-51.