Signature Training and Coaching

The demands of learning require leadership at all levels, especially at the student level. Student ownership and empowerment is the driver of achievement. A clear pathway of foundational skills and knowledge, offer students the opportunity to lead their learning and be partners in their scoring and assessment. This is motivating for the learners as they achieve levels and demonstrate their learning.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go..
— Dr Seuss

Teachers speak of student engagement and ownership. Getting back to teaching and learning!!!

Classroom Culture

Building a shared vision and code of conduct

There are certain steps and components needed to create a learner-centered culture. All of the steps below should be developed collaboratively with the input of the students to promote ownership.

Kindergarten students answer questions, to build a set of expectations to promote ownership of their learning community.
  1. Building a shared vision as a class.

  2. Develop a code of cooperation, these are the behaviors/attributes we desire to help us reach our shared vision.

  3. Develop a scale (way to measure) the unpacked behaviors in the code to provide feedback to the student.

  4. Develop strategies students can employ to make adjustments and progress in their behaviors.  (SOP’s, Goal Sheets, etc.)

  5. Goal-setting (classroom or individual) to deepen ownership of behavioral choices when appropriate.