Programs For Schools
School Climate Transformation Program
Does it sometimes feel like there is more frustration than joy in your school? Are misunderstandings or disagreements derailing some of your best efforts to help students and teachers succeed? You are NOT alone. These issues often stem from a lack of trust across the community, and it plagues many schools throughout our nation. It is also
DARE Consulting provides professional development and coaching tailored
specifically for your community that will help your school nip conflict in the bud and foster teams where trust, collaboration and productivity thrive. The program includes a pre and post school climate assessment, 5 months of PD sessions, in-school coaching, follow-up support and a toolkit to support integration of best practices.
Shared Leadership & Innovation Program
Teachers & school leaders often have a wealth of brilliant ideas for how to improve student and school outcomes. Yet many of these ideas go unrealized because of time and budget constraints. This trend diminishes creativity, lowers morale and builds a compliance oriented mindset that can lead to feelings of apathy or frustration. It can also lead to what some call the "loss of joy in teaching & learning".
DARE solves these issues by creating a shared leadership model where teachers have a space to be creative, take risks and try out new ideas for improving school outcomes. The structure enables teachers to take action on these ideas in a way that does not feel overwhelming or beyond their capacity and fosters a safe and supportive environment to incubate innovative ideas. The program integrates the key design principles of Stanford Engineering School's DESIGN THINKING and Tony Bryk's CYCLES OF LEARNING as a means to organize and track school changes in a way that is manageable, sustainable and guarantees powerful solutions for teachers and students.
Facilitation Techniques to Improve Teacher
Collaboration and School Climate
School's currently have many opportunities for teacher collaboration (i. e. teacher team meetings, school-wide PD, inter-visitations, etc.). Yet many of these opportunities are less effective than they could be and sometimes lead to feelings of frustration among teachers.
DARE addresses this issue with one simple step: building the capacity of educators to facilitate effective team collaborations. Through this hands-on, highly engaging PD series, educators learn how to facilitate meetings in ways that build trust, foster mutual support and inspire educators to take actions that help kids succeed.