Child Left Behind, love it or hate it, has created monumental
change among educators.
are left with a seemingly impossible challenge with no resources
and an entrenched group of teachers, many of whom are resisting
designed a program to help administrators and teachers navigate
these new and difficult waters.
Objectives of No Teacher Left Behind:
Student-Centered Learning Classroom
– how to create a group learning and collaborative culture
in the classroom in which students become self-advocates
and responsible for their own learning.
Understand how data driven decision making
affects teaching – Decisions administrators must
make and why they make not seem to make sense. Additionally,
teachers will understand how to use data and make positive
decisions for their classroom.
Understanding the new role of the teacher
and how the role will continue to change – teachers
must stop perceiving themselves as ‘kings’ or ‘queens’
of their own small kingdom, the keeper of knowledge and
become a team player for the school and a coach and facilitator
for their students.
This program is a model for what can be
used in the classroom -- every tool we use can
be used in the classroom to create a ‘team’ culture and
How does No Child Left Behind and the No
Teacher Left Behind Program benefit teachers?
- A more positive work environment in which teachers
support one another, communicate effectively, work together
for a child’s entire education, trust one another.
- Good teachers will be rewarded through recognition
for doing a good job and the recognition will be based
upon data, not gut feelings that ‘he is a good teacher’.
- Increased consistency through accountability.
If a child comes into my class from another, I know they
will be at a certain skill level because the other teachers
are teaching the same curriculum. This means that my
data will not be skewed by a teacher not doing their job.
- Creating a ‘team’ culture within the classroom
will make teaching easier as students are encouraged to
hold themselves accountable for their own learning and
will voluntarily help other students who may be behind.
- Shared experience through Professional Learning
What do you get when you sign up for the No Teacher
Left Behind Program?
- Two facilitated 8-hour days to kick off the program.
- Four follow-up half days with a professional facilitator
scheduled throughout the school year.
- Back End Access
- Two-Hour Session with Leadership Team
- Assessment for each teacher that will provide the
backbone for the entire process.
- Goal-Setting software to create an updateable action
plan. This will help increase accountability through
everyone knowing exactly what is required by whom and
by what deadline.
- Ten hours of coaching to increase the skills of
a dedicated ‘champion’ in the school who will continue
to reinforce the program throughout the entire year.
- Unlimited access to our professional facilitators
to run activities with the staff on a regular basis.
Agenda Day 1
Introduction and Overview of objectives
Four Elements of NCLB
How this program and NCLB will benefit teachers.
will demonstrate how consistency, good communication,
trust, etc will accomplish NCLB.
Changing role of teachers
to help demonstrate
Strength Deployment Inventory Introduction and
Strength Deployment Inventory
of teacher’s attitude toward change/teamwork
using ‘Am I a team player?’ Assessment
of different kinds of decision making – consensus,
directive, etc and how data-driven decision
making affects teaching
-- Activity will demonstrate different kinds
of decision making strategies and the need for
Agenda Day 2
planning session with natural groups within
the school to create goals and create an action
plan around it using the software.
The cost for the entire year program, including materials,
facilitation, travel, everything listed above is a base
fee of $5,000 and a $125 per person fee.
Contact us at 800-513-8759 for more information about how to begin this process
at your school.