A teacher's first years can make or break their experience and may influence them throughout their career. Establishing or strengthening your beginning teacher program to ensure consistency will lead to increased efficacy in classrooms as well as staff retention.
Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
Determining essential outcomes, developing purposeful assessment plans,and delivering “best practice” learning opportunities are key factors in supporting students. Clear expectations and strategic implementation of curriculum, assessment, and instruction focus are crucial for school success.
The investment in early years is integral to a solid support system across a school or district. Establishing beliefs, shared vision, common purpose and developing collective capacity are all elements of establishing the foundations for early learning.
Educational Assistants play an important role in every school. Articulating roles and responsibilities of educational assistants as well as understanding the important work they do is integral to how they effectively support students and families. Explore an online educational assistant learning series available for asynchronous learning opportunities.
Indigenous Partner Support
Our team has experience working with Educational Authorities to provide supports in a number of areas that honour and respect culture, relationships and indigenous ways of knowing and being.
Providing a consistent, well articulated system of Inclusive Supports is an integral part of how a school ensures effective learning opportunities for all. Scaffolding teams, exploring and advancing the principles of inclusion and articulating processes and structures are important elements of inclusive supports.
Literacy is a primary focus for all schools and districts. While every classroom and every teacher engages in literacy practices, there is a wealth of learning in providing effective literacy programming and assessment.
Attaining strong skills in numeracy is an indicator of successful academic achievement and lifelong learning for which all schools and districts strive. Our team can support teachers and leaders in creating a foundational understanding of numeracy through a balanced approach that focuses on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
Online teaching and learning requires a systemic understanding of what this type of learning involves and consideration of its associated best practices. To ensure students and families experience success online a variety of mediums, approaches, and contexts should be considered. Our team can help!
Responsive Behaviour Support
Establishing Responsive Behaviour Support ensures positive learning experiences for all. The implementation of a behaviour continuum of supports, behaviour matrix and the focus on establishing routines are all integral components of a responsive behaviour system.
School leadership is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Supporting school leaders through coaching and mentoring can ensure leadership success, impact and higher levels of retention.
System leaders require a vast expanse of skill sets as well as the ability to guide and support others. Visioning and engaging in effective strategic planning provides the context for working with teams and moving a system to success.
Wellness and Community
As we are faced with troubling and uncertain times, we seek solutions that will fill the gaps being created in new circumstances. Building a thriving conscious community begins with the examination of each individual and reflecting on how we know and understand ourselves. Our togetherness can be explicitly and intentionally grown to build a community that provides for all of its members.