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Need state: Helping teachers help at-risk students in secondary school

Need state: Helping teachers help at-risk students in secondary school

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  1. Need state: Helpingteachers help at-riskstudents in secondaryschool Anne Lessard, Ph.D.

  2. Need state • Tensionsexistbetween the knowledge and skillsoffered in teachereducationprograms and the realityteachers face in practice in secondaryschools. • A group of secondaryschoolteachersassessedtheirneed for professionaldevelopment, specificallywith regards to specialeducationpopulations integrated in regularclassrooms. • A custom program wascreated for them.

  3. Professional learningcommunity? PD program Achievement/adaptation Teacherproficiency Teachers

  4. Expected vs unexpectedoutcomes • Teachersreported: • Feeling betterequiped to deal withstudents (and parents), dosing intervention • Reflecting on their practice (on-goinganalysis) • Sharedexperience • Goingback to the basics • Specificskillsdevelopment • Teachersshared more amongstthem (reliability) • Theirdiscourseindicatesfulfillment of psychologicalneeds • Theydevelopedgreater self-assurance