TEACHER DEVELOPMENT & COACHING SERVICES2019-06-10T15:55:59+00:00

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT & COACHING SERVICES

Our team takes great pride in our ability to educate, coach, equip, and inspire teachers. Our team leads with authentic perspectives combined with research and years of experience to create a transformative difference in the lives of teachers.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

ASSESSMENTS

Leading with assessments ushers in an authentic connection point for our team to support your team onsite. Our commitment to your school is to listen, learn and then create an organic and authentic approach to delivering this solution to you.

TRAINING FOUCS

Our trainings create a collaborative and active learning environment that educate, change and inspire teachers to employ their newly learned skills consistently. The following areas will be impacted the most.

  • Leadership Team
  • Teacher understanding & language response projection
  • Para Professionals & cafeteria staff
  • Parent workshops

EMBEDDED COACHING

Research has taught us that one size doesn’t fit all in the classroom and taking the training material to a one on one observation and coaching is needed. What we have learned is teachers need support, encouragement and a few more ideas to work with.

Focusing on these Four Areas

  • Preparation/ Planning
  • Purpose Driven Execution
  • Inspired Learning Environment
  • Reflective Practice

DATA COLLECTION

Executing with a data driven approach is the best way to chart your way through the intervention. We use qualitative and quantitative data to ensure we are gathering a wide perspective so that in return we can ensure that we dig deep with our support.

Equitable School Practices

Developing racial awareness is a personal journey that looks different for everyone. Dream Builders University puts resources at your fingertips to facilitate conversations in your school. Members get access to a uniform framework to facilitate conversations based on race and diversity with content that is specific to your target audience.

COACHING

Individual or group coaching with equity leaders to set goals, work through obstacles, maintain accountability, and support that encourages success.

PLANNING

A personal guide that will look at the uniqueness of each school to create a plan that engages all stakeholders on the journey of making a positive change to better serve all students.

CONVERSATIONS

Content to facilitate discussion groups with staff, parents, and students. Topics have a common framework with audience-specific content that is updated continually and builds current events into topics.

TRAINING

Staff Training and Professional Development on equity, leadership, and restorative practices. Community workshops for parents.

Restorative Practices

A restorative practice is a revolutionary program based on respect, responsibility, relationship-building, and relationship-repairing. It focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment. It aims to keep students in school and to create a safe environment where learning can flourish.

These types of reflective practices appear to be working incredibly well. It’s all about people repairing the relationship, owning the harm and the responsibility to lift the student back up. To facilitate the process, the teacher or mediator asks non-judgmental, restorative uestions like, “What happened? How did it happen? What can we do to make it right?” Through their discussions, they all gain a better understanding of what happened, why it happened, and how the damage can be fixed. Educational leaders can create spaces that facilitate restorative conversations so the offender and the offended can communicate with each other in a healthy way. It’s powerful when teachers and students express, “I forgive you.” At its essence, it drives all parties to become culturally competent and gain the knowledge to break down social and emotional barriers.

GOALS FOR SCHOOLS OF RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

A personal guide that will look at the uniqueness of each school to create a plan that engages all stakeholders on the journey of making a positive change to better serve all students.

1. Personal Accountability

Restorative justice strategies provide opportunities for wrongdoers to be accountable to those they have harmed as well as enable them to repair the harm they caused to the extent possible. In our society, these practices are a missing piece to the puzzle called LIFE. Reconciliation is a learned behavior and should be modeled and coached in all of life’s social communities (school, home, extracurricular activities, etc.). All parties bear the RESPONSIBILITY to employ these ideas.

2. Students and Community Safety

Restorative Practices recognizes the need to keep the community safe through strategies that build relationships and empower the learning community to take responsibility for the well being of its members.

3. Student Social Emotional Development (SEL)

Restorative practices increase the pro-social skills of those who have harmed others, address underlying factors that lead youth to engage in delinquent behavior, and build on strengths in each young person.

4. Relationship Reconciliation Modeling

In schools, today students must know that when conflict arises there is reconciliation in the restorative process—the realization that the teacher and the student can communicate, forgive and restore each other. Teacher culture and student culture run congruently and rival each other. Teacher culture is often mediated through the frustration of the break room and student culture is mediated through the restroom and social media. Without relationship reconciliation modeling, all parties lose because students’ perceptions undermine teachers’ efforts and
student’s teacher perceptions undermine students’ efforts.

Critical Classroom Connection

In schools nationwide teachers are struggling to make connections with students. We have listened and assessed this problem.

Through research and evidenced-based practices, our team of practitioners and researchers have pointed us in the direction of a cycle of various interventions and supports for teachers working together. We call this the Critical Classroom Connection. The Critical Classroom Connection is deep-rooted in understanding skills, influence, combined with an equitable heart that brings it to life.

  • SEL Foundations
  • SEL the Skill
  • SEL and Pedagogy
  • SEL and Andragogy
  • SEL Curriculum Implementation
  • SEL for PBIS
  • SEL and Anti-Bullying Efforts

CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Bridging the cultural gap from home to classroom can be extremely challenging. Cultural competence is a salient concern in American public education today. Dream Builders offers cultural relevant pedagogy supporting the application of theories, which guides cultural competent schools and classroom practices. We reference research that encompasses cross-cultural behaviors, linguistics, social norms and family dynamics to create an environment of respect and reciprocity of ideas.

LEADERSHIP VS MANAGEMENT

This module equips educators to become masterful influencers of culture. Teachers will learn the five levels of leadership by John Maxwell and how to scaffold up the influence levels for maximum impact of the learning community.

  • Self-Leadership
  • Management
  • The Five Levels of Leadership
  • Earning Influence

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the capacity of an individual to function on a daily basis through integrating skills, behaviors, and attitudes collectively to make ethical decisions. SEL supports individuals as they build relationships by creating self-efficacy through its five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Skills, Self-Management, and Social Awareness.

COACHING FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Our Dream Builders visit classrooms, conducting observations to provide targeted feedback and coaching conversations. These collaborative sessions are also opportunities to integrate other components of The Critical Classroom Connection. Our Teacher Development/Coaching services can be tailored to fit your individual school’s or district’s needs. From stand-alone Professional Empowerment Sessions to small group
meetings and individual coaching, we are here to optimize your school’s culture through life-transforming evidence-based interventions, and services.

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