Drew can also provide on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring. Attending a workshop can often inspire teachers to try new things in their classrooms but they often have difficulty implementing them for various reasons. Drew can come into the classroom and help the teachers trouble-shoot, and implement their new ideas. Drew can also provide any other type of on-the-job training. He can serve as a coach for staff in the classroom, helping them in the moment, to know best how to proceed with any given situation. Drew can also serve in a more long term way as a mentor to staff.
“We’ve been so lucky to have you Mr Drew! The staff, the kids and the parents are all enjoying having your expertise.” – Asst. Director
“Having Drew at my center was helpful in so many ways. He helped lay the groundwork for my teachers to be thoughtful in the classroom. He also challenged me to clarify our center’s values with our staff. It was a great experience for everyone!” –Andrea McKenna, Center Director
Click here for a story about how Drew mixed all of these services together with some consulting services for one local program.
Click here for a story of an experience Drew had mentoring Child care staff.
Click here for a story of Drew coaching child care staff.
Drew has recently trained staff at a local center to help implement appropriate methods of facilitating roughhouse play with young children.
Click here for the whole story, including consulting, and coaching.
They gave him a nice shout out on social media, check it out below.
“At Full Heart Child Care, we truly believe that play based learning is the only kind of learning! We started having Drew do professional development workshops for our staff in 2018, and in early 2019, we decided to bring his expertise directly to our classrooms as well! Drew spent several months providing center wide support in areas such as sensory play and loose parts. He not only gathered the materials needed to incorporate more sensory play, but taught teachers how to do so as well. Drew provided one-on-one support to several teachers to increase their knowledge of using loose parts in the classroom, and how to embrace “rough play” in a productive, safe way! He also helped to mentor teachers to build their confidence, recognize their strengths, and share their knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices with other staff members. Drew brought several new aspects of play to our outdoor playground area, most of which focused on nature, which we love at Full Heart! Drew is a highly-motivated individual who is able to provide support in whatever way needed. He will surely bring improvements to any center or program he is involved with!”
~Amanda Hellebush, Executive Director- Full Heart Child Care
*Aspire Registered Trainer