Whole Teacher Approach
The best way to improve classroom instruction is to change what teachers believe and do — not just what they know. It’s the “whole teacher approach” to professional development. Just as the “whole child” concept supports effective early childhood teaching and learning, the whole teacher approach recognizes that the greatest impact comes by supporting all aspects of a teacher’s growth and development, including her attitudes, knowledge, and practice.
We partner with schools, school districts, and organizations to provide a range of professional development services about early math. At the beginning of the partnership, we will work with you to structure the most effective professional development program based on your needs and funding. Our services could be one-year projects, one- or two-summer institutes, or intensive multi-year professional development projects. They could include working in-person, online, or both with teachers and instructional leaders or entire early childhood education programs.
Students’ attitudes have been extremely different. They are excited. They are verbal. They are expressing themselves in new ways. They now feel success where they hadn’t before.