Managing Reluctance

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Managing Reluctance. May 8, 2012. Joellen Killion Senior Advisor Learning Forward 10931 W 71st Place Arvada , CO 80004- 1337 Joellen.Killion @ learningforward.org. Outcomes. Develop an understanding of the rationale behind reluctance to engage with a learning coach - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Roles of Coaches in Supporting Teachers

Managing Reluctance

May 8, 2012

Joellen KillionSenior AdvisorLearning Forward10931 W 71st Place Arvada, CO 80004-1337 Joellen.Killion@learningforward.org

OutcomesDevelop an understanding of the rationale behind reluctance to engage with a learning coach

Acquire strategies for engaging reluctant teachers in productive learning conversations

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Roles of CoachesReasons for ReluctanceChange-relatedThe change is unattractiveThe destination looks worse than where I am nowI do not understand what is being proposed

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Roles of CoachesReasons for ReluctanceSelf-relatedThe journey there looks painfulI do not want to invest the energy

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Roles of CoachesReasons for ReluctanceOrganization-relatedI dont trust those who are asking me to changeI dont know if Ill get support to make the changeI dont know if the organization has the resources to support the change

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Roles of CoachesReasons for ReluctanceOutcome-relatedI do not trust that the change will help me or my studentsI dont know what the change looks like

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Roles of CoachesWhich reasons for reluctance are most evident in your school or district?Change-related

Self-related

Organization-related

Outcome-related

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ALBERTA LEARNING COACH DEFINITIONStrategies for ChangePauseListenAcknowledgeReframe

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4 Places to Pause

1. After a question is asked2. After someone speaks3. Waiting before answering4. A collective pause

Pausing1010

Committed Listening

Listen without

Formulating a response Finding fault Piggybacking Developing advice Giving a solution Changing the speakers direction

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Acknowledge

Recognize the dissonance Appreciate the challenge Accept the feelings

ReframeReframing takes a situation and a set of circumstances and then gives those "facts" a different meaning. This different meaning allows us to take a different approach and gives us new possibilities for the action that we might take and the responses we might make. 12

ALBERTA LEARNING COACH DEFINITION

ProblemOpportunityWeaknessStrengthImpossibilityGoal13

ALBERTA LEARNING COACH DEFINITIONApplying StrategiesConsider one teacher that you sense is reluctant to engaging with a learning coach.Identify one strategy that might work with this teacher.Share the strategy and the reason you think this strategy might work.

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Take Aways

What are you taking away from our session today?

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