The Powerful Interactions™ Approach to Strengths-Based Coaching
When coaches, supervisors, and directors use a strengths-based approach to help teachers see the impact of their actions on children’s learning, teachers begin using these strategies with greater intentionality. We will explore and practice how to use photographs and video to highlight moments of effective teaching practice and promote meaningful and lasting change.
Presenters: Judy Jablon and Amy Dombro
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Where: NAEYC Headquarters
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $249 for NAEYC members; $315 for nonmembers
Includes the workshop on November 20 and two 60-minute telephone follow-up sessions with Judy Jablon and Amy Dombro. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on November 20 are also included.
Register by November 15.
Powerful Interactions Testimonials
"As a result of my work with Powerful Interactions, I can refine my coaching practices to meet the teacher's professional development needs. I have noticed improvements in teacher effectiveness, student achievement, and use of program standards!"
—Tychawn Johnson, Master Teacher, Irvington Public Schools, New Jersey
"My observations are shifting away from “what’s wrong” to “what is effective.” The Powerful Interactions approach has influenced my personal and supervisory relationships, as well as my coaching relationships. This change could be labeled increased tolerance and understanding or a more positive perspective; I call it powerful growth."
—Diana Courson, Associate Director, Arkansas State University Childhood Services, Arkansas
"Powerful Interactions has helped us create a framework for our state's QRIS system and expand how we look at coaching. Powerful Interactions is much more than a coaching strategy or technique. It is about choosing to be purposeful and intentional in our interactions with others."
—Angela Zilch, Coaching Supervisor, Quality First, Arizona
"By practicing the Powerful Interactions coaching approach, I have learned that I need to appreciate teachers, especially when I am preoccupied with other things that take my focus away from a strengths-based approach. When I do this, I can calm my static more quickly and shift back to focusing on effectiveness in others!"
—Sandy Lighter-Jones, Kamehameha Schools, CBECE Articulation Project, Hawaii