A Guide for FamiliesThe IRIS Center for Training Enhancements offers free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Our materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring. The information briefs are gathered from other sources, and were not originally developed by IRIS.
A good facilitator can keep meetings focused on the subject of discussion or on dealing with the problem at hand; remind participants to consider the broader context of the issues; provide a neutral perspective and manage the process; move meetings along in a timely manner; help the group achieve useful meeting outcomes; and give the group a sense of accomplishment.
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) at Brown University- The Instructional Coaching, is a promising new professional development practice in which teacher leaders serve as coaches to facilitate and guide content-focused professional learning for a school’s teachers.