Lane County Teaching and Learning Academy

Differentiated Conferencing

Research for Better Teaching Pyramid

For administrators, supervisors, and coaches to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct meaningful and actionable conversations with teachers who are at different levels of professional maturity. Develop a repertoire of skills from non-directive to directive and even to particularly difficult that empower supervisors and coaches to grow their conferencing skills and match their clients with just-right approaches.


  • Distinguish among five styles of conferences and how to adopt/adapt style to match differential teacher characteristics (degree of professional maturity and commitment)
  • Identify 10 generic conferencing skills and analyze how they are used to differentiate conferencing style
  • Identify factors that influence teacher learning and pedagogical change.
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