Helping teachers by building support systems

Just like students, teachers also need support systems, and offering peer coaching is one that seems to have worked out well for Kyndal Easter, a co-principal in East Palo Alto, California.

“We redeployed existing team members who had been trained in social and emotional learning and wellness practices to set up weekly meetings with teachers to coach them on addressing social an emotional challenges in their classrooms,” she writes in a June 28 post for Edutopia. “This not only gives teachers a thought partner to brainstorm with but also gives them a consistent connection with a peer who can provide encouragement and validation as they navigate new challenges.

Read Easter’s full post here.