We had Kurtis come to our school for a PD Day and inspire our staff with the Collaborative Response Model. We have already embedded time for common meeting time within our week, but I think our meetings didn't really have any structure. After this PD day, we are excited to have a method that was clearly explained and that we can use going forward so that we are doing our best for ALL of our students.
Kurtis recently facilitated some action planning for our school during a professional learning day. Kurtis’ ability facilitate a step by step process in creating our school goals, focuses and ensuring that all staff members had a valuable role to fulfill allowed for us to move forward with clarity for the coming school year in terms of our vision. Through purposeful tasks, our staff was able to collaborate and reflect deeply about the work we have completed and then to determine our priorities. Kurtis is a natural at ensuring that all players are part of the process. The templates and materials were seen as incredible assets to the process. We would highly recommend the Jigsaw Learning team to any school and jurisdiction team.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your easy going, down to earth approach makes it easy to create an open, honest, trustworthy environment which is so critical with this work. You have brought clarity and focus to the work that I need to do. You are always 100% engaged in the conversation – whether it be in a group setting or one-on-one, and to have continuity in our work has been so easy with you. Looking forward to moving forward with you and continuing the work!
I am very grateful and appreciative for the leadership and mentoring you have so skillfully provided…everything from activities to the framework to the resources (templates, etc). The framework provides a very clear structure and set of processes and yet what I appreciated most was the manner in which you structured the three days loosely enough for a lot of dialogue to happen. Loved it! Thanks!