The Confianza Way

Professional Learning & Collaboration

  • A School-Wide Approach for Supporting English Learners

    As a professional learning specialist focused on English learners, I often hear concerns like this one from Bridget, an English learner teacher: “My colleagues in general education classrooms say they care about our school’s English learners, but when it comes to teaching them well, with high st... View Post
  • The Confianza Way: Effective PD Is a Process, Not an Event

    by Marjorie Kirstein Imagine spending the day in a hot, dark auditorium on the day after the last day of school. The power is out, the professional development (PD) presenter has laryngitis, and your school administration has decided to go ahead with mandatory professional development. Imagine be... View Post
  • Where Are My Sandals and Sunshine? Self-Care for Back to School

     By Darlene Koury  Saying Goodbye to Summer  As as I put away my beach blanket and say good-bye to my sunscreen, I brace myself for what comes next. The end of summer always summons a radical change for me. I somehow magically morph from beach bum to superhuman. Long gone are the leisurely lunche... View Post