Kate English has a deep belief that high quality teacher and leader learning can transform learning for students. Collaborative action learning where people are developing new skills, taking action, reflecting and continuing their learning develops a culture where change can be sustained. She has been refining this approach for over 30 years in teacher and leadership learning.
Kate works with individuals and teams to analyse and use their critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills to improve the way they work with colleagues and students. Kate uses the Whole Brain Thinking Model of HBDI to frame her work in this area.
In 2013, Kate attended a short course in Instructional Rounds at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has since trained teachers and leaders in this approach and coached teams to collect and analyse artefacts of student work. She has helped teachers to analyse their impact on student learning and to consolidate changed practices over time. Improvement in action!
Kate is the co-author of the Learning Thinking SCOPE and has been working directly with a number of K-6 schools to implement the ideas and high leverage evidence-informed practices explored in the LT SCOPE.
Following her attendance at the 2018 Deeper Learning Harvard Graduate School program Kate has co-developed with Ann-marie, ACTE (Activating Collective Teacher Efficacy) for leaders in schools.