OUR SERVICES

Two distinct levels of service are available:

 

FOSTERING TEACHERS, LLC

The mission of Fostering Teachers is to ensure every student has equal access to a high-quality education. That every student succeeds in whatever future career path they choose. This can only occur when teachers are equipped with the tools and strategies for mastery teaching and learning.

The services described below are offered as individual sessions or can be tailored to meet the needs of teachers in a building or districtwide. Workshops are most impactful when presented in small group settings. However, principals and district administrators are the ultimate authorities on the needs in their systems. Workshops can be delivered as a unit, or combined into a package. Pricing options are available upon request.

 
 

TEACHERS4TEACHERS, NONPROFIT

The mission of Teachers4Teachers is to ensure you are equipped with the tools and strategies for mastery teaching and learning at NO CHARGE. Workshop sessions are FREE to ALL new and returning teachers.

The sessions described below are presented by current classroom teachers, counselors, and social workers. Sessions are offered quarterly (June, September, December, March) at NO COST to teachers.  Workshops are two, sometimes 2.5 hours. Each session will include one instructional hour covering a   topic listed below. The second hour is purposed for TEACHER WELLNESS. Occasional half hour sessions will include a student panel. Instructional and wellness topics will be announced prior to each quarterly event. Workshop space is limited, so make sure to visit the fosteringteachers.com website often. Don’t get left out!

 
 

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Relationship Building

Fostering Teachers:

“Without a significant relationship, no significant learning occurs.” ~James Comer

Building an effective, positive relationship with students is a significant requirement for mastery teaching and learning. Some teachers believe building relationships entails being a “friend” to their students or not correcting misbehaviors. Nothing is farther from the truth. Building relationship with students requires consistency, high expectations, and established routines and procedures.  It requires educators take time to learn who sits before them – likes, dislikes, challenges, opportunities, what makes students angry or sad. Likewise, students need to know who stand before them – their teacher’s likes, dislikes, challenges, opportunities, what makes him/her angry or sad. Relationship building does not happen in the first two weeks of school, but is ongoing throughout the academic year. In this fun, lively one-day interactive workshop, teachers are equipped with effective strategies to build a climate of positive student/student and student/teacher relationships.

Teachers4Teachers: 

At the beginning of each academic year, teachers hear these words: “For the next two weeks, take time to build relationships with your students.” Heads will bob in agreement. Teachers will leave this meeting without a clue, or with some erroneous thinking, of what building relationships looks like.

In this intense, one-hour, fast paced workshop, you will learn “real deal” strategies for building relationships in the classroom. By the end of the session, you will have effective strategies to ensure that you can understand and be understood.  Contrary to popular belief, building relationships is an ongoing process that begins to take fruition near the end of the school year.

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Classroom Management

Fostering Teachers:

Classroom management and building relationship are often used synonymously. Nothing could be farther from the truth. These topics are separate and distinct entities that exist in a symbiotic relationship. When relationships are not cultivated, classroom management will not occur. In this interactive workshop, teachers learn effective management strategies to produce a well-run classroom. Topics discussed include differences between routines, procedures, and expectations; how to utilize knowledge of self in developing classroom management strategies; techniques to develop an efficient classroom.

Teachers4Teachers: 

Are your student out of control? Are you tired, weary, and wondering why you ever decided to become a classroom teacher? If you are feeling this way and think the problem lies with your students, you are likely mistaken.  My dear, the problem is probably YOU!  In this interactive workshop, teachers learn effective management strategies to produce a well-run classroom. Topics discussed include differences between routines, procedures, and expectations; how to utilize knowledge of self in developing classroom management strategies; techniques to develop an efficient classroom


Lesson / Unit Planning

Fostering Teachers:

How do we help students retain what has been taught? The answer lies in effective lesson/unit planning. Using the district curriculum, standards, and corresponding skills, teachers bring their laptops, prepared to roll up their sleeves for a day of work. Teachers are equipped with the necessary steps to create align plans, locate supporting and rigorous instructional resources, and delineate what teachers do and what students do. Building upon a modified “I do, We do, You Do” strategy, teachers become highly skilled in developing plans and creating daily informative assessment to ensure retention. Lesson planning is covered in a one-day workshop; unit planning requires additional time.

Teachers4Teachers: 

“I just taught this!! How do they forget overnight?” How can we help students retain what has been taught? The answer lies in effective lesson/unit planning. Bring your laptop, roll up your sleeves, and get ready for an intense hour of work. We will create aligned plans, locate supporting and rigorous instructional resources, and delineate what teachers do and what students do. Building upon a modified “I do, We do, You Do” strategy, you will become highly skilled in developing plans and creating daily informative assessment to ensure retention.

 

Assessment Item Writing

Fostering Teachers:

How do we help students retain what has been taught? The answer lies in effective lesson/unit planning. Using the district curriculum, standards, and corresponding skills, teachers bring their laptops, prepared to roll up their sleeves for a day of work. Teachers are equipped with the necessary steps to create align plans, locate supporting and rigorous instructional resources, and delineate what teachers do and what students do. Building upon a modified “I do, We do, You Do” strategy, teachers become highly skilled in developing plans and creating daily informative assessment to ensure retention. Lesson planning is covered in a one-day workshop; unit planning requires additional time.

Teachers4Teachers: 

“I just taught this!! How do they forget overnight?” How can we help students retain what has been taught? The answer lies in effective lesson/unit planning. Bring your laptop, roll up your sleeves, and get ready for an intense hour of work. We will create aligned plans, locate supporting and rigorous instructional resources, and delineate what teachers do and what students do. Building upon a modified “I do, We do, You Do” strategy, you will become highly skilled in developing plans and creating daily informative assessment to ensure retention.


Data Analysis

Fostering Teachers & Teachers4Teachers: 

A good assessment tool is only worth its weight when the resulting data is analyzed. Without analyzed data, mastery learning is impeded. This one-day, interactive workshop walks teachers through the thinking associated with data analysis. Teachers are introduced to platforms which remove the tedious work, allowing time to be better used for reteaching and differentiation. The Assessment Item Workshop seminar is highly recommended as a prerequisite.