COACHING

for Self-Directed Schooling

Providing guidance and support for classroom teachers interested in a Self-Directed Learning* philosophy within a schooling environment.

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*Self-Directed Learning is a philosophy focused on student ownership of learning.

See my post: "A Creative Solution..."

What is involved?

AFFIRMATION

Survey current practices based on the SDS Framework*.

DISCUSSION

Soundboard your strengths and obstacles to overcome.

REFLECTION

Record what went well at least a few times a week.

ANALYSIS

Look at trends and changes

based on the SDS Framework*.

Learn more about

the SDS Framework

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The Goal

PROMOTING STUDENT

OWNERSHIP OF LEARNING

ONE TEACHER AT A TIME

Many teachers are discovering so many new concepts in education, such as:

 

Standards-Based Grading

Competency-Based Assessment

Social-Emotional Learning

Metacognitive Knowledge

Peer Feedback & Assessment

Active Learning Strategies

Inquiry-Based Learning

Rarely do teachers have an opportunity to reflect with their colleagues on how these concepts interconnect in their classroom.

My coaching intends to change that by working with what is intuitive to teachers and guiding them toward intention similar to guiding students toward autonomous ownership through intentional self-reflection.

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Feedback from Participating Teachers

Why might SDS Coaching

be beneficial to new teachers?

Teacher (Redondo Beach CA)

It stresses the individual teacher’s strengths and gives them a better sense of what they do well as a teacher and how those strengths can be used in new ways.

Having a knowledgeable support teacher to soundboard off of is absolutely beneficial to anyone. New teachers will learn so much about themselves and the students that they might not see or think of in the classroom.

I believe it would benefit new teachers by giving them clear frameworks that encompass all areas of teaching/learning. I also feel it improves both instructional practices and student achievement

Teacher (Torrance CA)

Teacher (Santa Ana CA)

How is the value of 'SDS Coaching'

less than, equal to, or greater than

the time/energy spent participating?

Teacher (Redondo Beach CA)

I think taking the time to talk about what is happening in the class helps me to refocus what I should do next. The value is definitely greater than the time/effort needed to participate.

Teacher (Torrance CA)

I think the coaching is greater and complimentary of the time needed in participation. 

Teacher (Santa Ana CA)

I believe the SDS Coaching is equal to the time and energy needed to participate.

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