Need state: Helpingteachers help at-riskstudents in secondaryschool Anne Lessard, Ph.D.
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.
Professional learningcommunity? PD program Achievement/adaptation Teacherproficiency Teachers
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