Oprah, Dr. Seuss, and Professional Development. Eleven Guiding Principles Developed by Colleen Buddy. The Dick and Jane Principle. Look! See! Take the time to observe the teacher With whom you are working so you will know How to move them forward in their learning.
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Eleven Guiding Principles
Developed by Colleen Buddy
Look! See! Take the time to observe the teacher
With whom you are working so you will know
How to move them forward in their learning.
Beware of fads. Stay grounded in the research
And carefully evaluate new trends. Not everything
Out there is research based.
Pacing is an individual style issue. When it comes
To pacing adult learning be sensitive to the needs
Of the learner. Learning doesn’t happen in a straight
Line, and its often recursive.
Relationships are the soul. Just like with kids,
Rapport is essential when working with adults.
It is not until a relationship is established that a
Teacher will be willing to take risks.
Both masterpieces and adult learners take time to develop. Staff developers don’t always have the benefit of seeing the final product.
Stamp your heart on every page of your work. Stay
passionate about your work and let your style come
There is none. Steer clear of an “US” VS “THEM”
Stance. Maintain an open mind. We are all in
This for KIDS.
Keep modeling and providing feedback and they will
all bloom in due time.
Sometimes staff development is like throwing a party.
simple courtesies make the teachers feel special and
Observe the interplay of reality and reflection. Staff developers can
provide a mirror for a teacher’s practice. Through observation and
feedback, the teacher is encouraged to reflect and consider his/her
Have fun! How else will teachers and coaches have
energy for such hard work?