publications & PRojects
- What Equity Looks Like
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pedagogy & philosophy
- Both instructional coaching and teacher mentoring provide professional development opportunities that conform to adult learning styles by offering personally relevant, solution-oriented and self-paced learning opportunities.
- Coaches and mentors provide related but separate supports, with instructional coaches typically being building-based content experts, chosen by the principal and mentors often lending support in non-academic, even personal, areas of the new-teacher experience.
- The success of both coaching and mentoring is based in building relationships and engaging in self-reflection, making these roles critical in any work being done around equity, diversity and cultural competence in schools.
areas of interest
new teacher mentoring; relationship building; instructional coaching with middle and high school ELA and social studies teachers; reflective practice; learning cycles; analyzing student work; conducting and debriefing classroom observations; goal-setting; active listening; co-teaching; co-planning; providing meaningful feedback