Fed Up with traditional leadership tactics that just don't work?
During The Builder's Lab, a 3-Day Intensive for Principals, Assistant Principals, Instructional Coaches, and Central Office Directors, you will Master a 4-Part Framework to Engage, Motivate, Support and Guide Teachers at All Skill Levels – and Confidently Handle Difficult Conversations with Problem Teachers
Dear Instructional Leader,
If you ever want to reach your vision for your school, you have to get EVERY teacher moving in the right direction.
But it’s not easy, is it?
As a former middle-school administrator and master teacher – and now an educational consultant who helps school districts around the world transform their educators into master teachers - I can relate.
My 3-day, hands-on intensive for instructional leaders, The Builder's Lab: Using Feedback, Accountability, Support, and Culture to build Master Teachers and Transform Your School can help.
Join us for Builder's Lab: Using Feedback, Support, Accountability, and Culture to Build Master Teachers and Transform Your School (January 29-31, 2018, in Arlington, VA) and make the shift from being a leader to become a BUILDER.
Do you long to do something bigger and make a real difference at your school?
Are you tired of making baby steps and want to see real, consistent progress toward your goals?
Are you wondering how to get your school unstuck?
If you want to maintain the current status quo, leadership is fine. But if you want to do more, if you want to transform your school, leadership isn't enough.
You need something more.
Using one-size-fits-all scripts and generic leadership frameworks, as most courses teach, means accepting that a portion of your teachers won’t get the support they need – a move that is guaranteed to hinder your students’ and school’s performance.
Buildership helps you develop a your own signature approach -- one that gets teachers inspired by your vision, motivated to do the hard work, and accountable to do their part to move your school forward.
When you attend Builder's Lab, you’ll discover how to:
We're not talking about tiny tweaks or incremental improvement here. We're talking about a process that can dramatically transform your school.
...This intensive experience far exceeded the description and therefore was even greater than I expected. The small group setting allowed for interaction. Hands on, take away training that I can implement immediately.
The Builder's Lab is designed specifically for principals, assistant principals, Central Office staff, team leaders or instructional coaches. If you’re:
The Builder's Lab will help you:
These 2 days have impacted me to become transformative in my approach to teacher will and skill development.
...for reminding us that even though this is difficult work, not to give up but to keep on…there is purpose in what we do.
Practical, applicable methods and strategies I can take away and use immediately.
End result? You’ll use what you learn vs. adding yet another dusty binder of interesting information to your bookshelf.
... of the Intensive was to hear, see, and practice the convergence of will/skill, differentiated feedback, and how I can apply all of this towards teacher/Admin growth.
The Builder's Lab 3-Day Intensive will take place January 29-31, 2018, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel in Arlington, VA. This luxurious hotel is part of the Marriott® family and the location makes it easy to explore the Nation's Capitol and charming shops, restaurants and top historic, cultural attractions in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
We’ve negotiated a discounted room rate for you to stay at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. You’ll receive a special discount code via email once you’ve successfully registered for the Builder's Lab. To qualify for this discounted rate of $110 per night, you must reserve your room by January 8, 2018. (Hotel reservations are your responsibility and are not included with your Builder's Lab tuition. Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis and fill up fast, so register now.)
In addition to the discounted rate, we’ve also arranged a complimentary shuttle to and from Ronald Reagan National Airport by request. Details on securing your shuttle reservation will be provided after you register for the Builder's Lab.
As a participant of The Builder's Lab, you'll receive:
The regular tuition for The Builder's Lab 2018 is a modest $897 per person. When you consider that you’ll walk out of the room having mastered a proven formula for creating differentiated teacher feedback, holding teachers accountable, and supporting teachers, as well as a step-by-step action plan for overcoming toxicity and transforming your culture once you return to school, you’ll likely agree that $897 a person is a bargain compared with your potential return on investment.
Register by October 20, 2018
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Register by December 20, 2018
Late Fee charged December 21, 2018
Purchase Orders Accepted
– extremely professional, hi-impact, great pacing, hi-interest, energizing and interactive. Robyn walks the walk and talks the talk – she knows and understands her content and delivers it effectively. This by far has been a valuable experience and well run event. I feel confident and I am better prepared to support and build my teacher’s expertise. The knowledge and content I gained as well as strategies and techniques to support, build, collaborate, and communicate effective feedback to teachers was the best part.
Attend the entire first day of Builder's Lab. If you don’t agree that the course is hands-down the most thorough and useful course you’ll ever take for learning how to give effective feedback, simply let us know and return your course materials. We’ll cheerfully refund every penny of your registration fee.
With all that’s on your plate, it’s frustrating and stressful to have your evaluation requirements be raised and expanded. It seems impossible to find the time to perform the frequent, detailed evaluations sessions that are now required.
Carving out time to attend Builder's Lab may seem equally insurmountable. But ultimately, the 4-part process you learn during the course will:
We firmly believe that every teacher has the potential to become a master teacher.
The question is … are you willing to learn how to customize your feedback to ensure that every teacher on your team gets the guidance he or she needs to achieve mastery?
If you’re ready to skillfully navigate tough feedback conversations with your most challenging teachers ...
If you’re ready to engage and inspire teachers to rediscover their commitment to teaching and self-improvement …
If you’re ready to provide the customized, specific support that your teachers need to do their best work …
Dedicated to your success,
Robyn R. Jackson, Ph.D.
Creator, Builder's Lab
P.S.: Reserve your place by December 20, 2018 before registration closes and fees increase. Lock in your place here.
This was a really valuable intensive. Your practical knowledge and advice is empowering. What you’ve put together is innovative and much needed! Hearing the practical examples and having the info clearly laid out with opportunities to practice was the best part.
Q: I’ve taken other courses on feedback and haven’t found them to be helpful with my difficult teachers. How is your course different?
A: Most evaluation courses provide generic frameworks and one-size-fits-all scripts. The problem, as you’ve experienced, is that teachers come in all combinations of motivation and skill … which means generic solutions won’t work for some of your teachers.
Builder's Lab teaches you a step-by-step process for differentiating your feedback for all of the individuals you oversee.
You’ll learn how to guide everyone from novices to 30-year-veterans … from teachers who are constantly seeking new ways to improve to those who seemed burned out and counting the days until retirement. The feedback you give will be welcomed, listened to and acted upon. (You may even get a sincere thank you for your efforts!)
Q: How long will it take to implement your system when I get back to school?
A: You can begin implementing as soon as you return. Throughout the workshop, you’ll develop an action plan that you can put to work your first day back at school. You’ll also participate in several hands-on practice sessions, where you rehearse what you’ll say to your most challenging teachers. We've also added an Implementation Lab where you can get a head start with implementation with our coaching and support even before you return to your school.
Q: How will Builder's Lab help me with my “problem” teachers?
A: Problem teachers have potential. You simply have to discover what motivates them … leverage that motivator to engage, excite and empower them to take proactive steps to improve their performance … and offer the right strategies for where they are skill-wise. Builder's Lab will show you how to diagnose and leverage these motivators, as well as customized your feedback based on a teacher’s skill. Plus, we'll show you specific things you can do to overcome toxicity in your culture so that you can confidently move all your teachers towards school goals.
As a result, rather than resisting you and counting the days until summer break (and retirement), your problem teachers will rediscover their love of teaching – and their passion for delivering their very best
Q: I can’t attend on these dates. When is the next time you’ll be holding this course?
A: The only Builder's Lab scheduled at this time is January 29-31, 2018. We strongly encourage you to do whatever it takes to be there. The longer you allow low-skilled, unmotivated teachers to work without correcting their performance, the more you endanger your school’s culture and performance – and the more likely you are to lose your best teachers to better-performing schools.
Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: If you cancel 30+ days before the event, you’ll receive a refund of 75% of your registration fee. If you cancel 15 to 29 days before the event, you’ll receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given for cancellations received 15 days or less before the event. All cancellations must be received in writing. You may transfer your registration to another instructional leader from your school district at any time.
Robyn being open and sharing several stories enabled me to have light bulb moments. Her honest and open approach as a facilitator forced the participants to trust her and her research. The theme of being ‘selfish’ and to challenge her to meet your expected outcome was awesome.