Practical Approaches to Peer Observation and Coaching: Creating Positive Classrooms - Practical Classroom Management

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This one-day institute will explore practical and quick-to-implement strategies for establishing a culture of professional reflection in your school. Led by Glen Pearsall, who has set up coaching programs in more than forty schools, it provides techniques and frameworks for ensuring professional learning in your school is both supportive and focused on sustained improvement. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Leave with a step-by-step process for implementing or refining peer observation and coaching in your school, using techniques designed specifically for classroom teachers to help them manage this process during a busy teaching schedule. 
  • Discover a wide array of data tools and apps for collecting evidence that have been successfully road-tested in schools. Participants will also receive question-stem lists for ensuring coaching conversations and trail activities for introducing and honing peer coaching skills among staff. 
  • Learn strategies for teacher-leaders on how to respond to the challenges that might emerge from within their team when implementing the peer observation. 
  • Practise practical, data-driven ways for identifying and reaching goals and targets that will have the biggest impact on student performance given the time and workload pressures that teachers face in the everyday classroom.

In this session, Glen will explore strategies for creating a positive and productive working environment for students and teachers. Featuring highly effective, easy-to implement classroom management techniques, this workshop provides practical steps for teaching young people to take more responsibility for their own behaviour. Emphasis in the workshop is placed on finding the lowest level intervention possible for addressing off-task behaviours and getting students to concentrate on their learning – while also giving teachers a toolkit for addressing more extreme behaviours.

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Practise effective responses for pivoting around resistant or argumentative behaviours and getting students back to their learning. 
  • Learn non-verbal and other low-level intervention techniques for nudging towards better decisions. 
  • Discover techniques for getting and holding student attention. 
  • Learn strategies for dealing with students who can’t rather than won’t behaviour. • Leave with techniques for turning around class groups whose behaviour has become distracted and disruptive.

Additional Information

SKU CONF2019IAE
Session Session 3 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Day Day 3
Strand Assessment, Classroom Strategies

This one-day institute will explore practical and quick-to-implement strategies for establishing a culture of professional reflection in your school. Led by Glen Pearsall, who has set up coaching programs in more than forty schools, it provides techniques and frameworks for ensuring professional learning in your school is both supportive and focused on sustained improvement. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Leave with a step-by-step process for implementing or refining peer observation and coaching in your school, using techniques designed specifically for classroom teachers to help them manage this process during a busy teaching schedule. 
  • Discover a wide array of data tools and apps for collecting evidence that have been successfully road-tested in schools. Participants will also receive question-stem lists for ensuring coaching conversations and trail activities for introducing and honing peer coaching skills among staff. 
  • Learn strategies for teacher-leaders on how to respond to the challenges that might emerge from within their team when implementing the peer observation. 
  • Practise practical, data-driven ways for identifying and reaching goals and targets that will have the biggest impact on student performance given the time and workload pressures that teachers face in the everyday classroom.

In this session, Glen will explore strategies for creating a positive and productive working environment for students and teachers. Featuring highly effective, easy-to implement classroom management techniques, this workshop provides practical steps for teaching young people to take more responsibility for their own behaviour. Emphasis in the workshop is placed on finding the lowest level intervention possible for addressing off-task behaviours and getting students to concentrate on their learning – while also giving teachers a toolkit for addressing more extreme behaviours.

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Practise effective responses for pivoting around resistant or argumentative behaviours and getting students back to their learning. 
  • Learn non-verbal and other low-level intervention techniques for nudging towards better decisions. 
  • Discover techniques for getting and holding student attention. 
  • Learn strategies for dealing with students who can’t rather than won’t behaviour. • Leave with techniques for turning around class groups whose behaviour has become distracted and disruptive.