Jane’s background spans the worlds of government, business, and education. From strategic planning, to in-depth workshops for educators, to guiding teams in using their differences of opinion to make better decisions, she focuses on creating enjoyable, effective learning experiences for everyone.
Jane’s website Differentiated Coaching Associates: http://www.
Jane’s husband and both of her children are educators, too. She has an MBA in finance and once worked for a Federal Reserve bank (1:59)
After graduating with a dual major in English and Business, Jane started working in banking, and soon was a controller in charge of a $2 billion portfolio. She then started consulting in banking and finance, which led to her interest in personality type, and a whole new career in education, and as an author of several books (5:50)
Jane’s interest in a career revolving around personality type was due to the fact that she saw it change lives (9:36)
A remarkable story of how Jane helped create a stunning turnaround at a school that was experiencing severe conflict between teachers and administrators due to personality differences, which then went on to be named an outstanding school (11:22)
Jane talks about why she wrote her book, Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Teachers Change, and what teachers can get out of it (19:57)
A thumbnail sketch of the four coaching styles (21:23)
We simply can’t talk to or coach everyone in the same way (26:18)
Type Coach makes type available in an ethical and robust way, while still allowing it to be scalable (27:30)
Jane explains the four elements of the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator and what they mean (30:00)
Anyone who’s ever had kids knows that personality typing is real (33:48)
If you team up with someone who’s your total opposite, you can meet the needs of every student in your classroom (36:00)
Jane talks about her work at Learning Forward conferences (37:55)
How in the world does a person write 20 non-fiction books? Here’s how! (40:23)
What Kidtelligent is all about, and some powerful stories about how understanding type can help parents help their children thrive (44:50)
Every strength overdone becomes a weakness, and every strength has a blind spot (50:10)
The keys to lasting change are: framework, focus, and follow up (53:15)
“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – Jane’s grandfather (54:40)
A few of Jane’s favorite books for educators (56:33)
View resistance from a student as something that you’re not getting or seeing (58:07)
A resistant teacher is just a teacher whose needs haven’t been met (59:05)
If Jane had a time machine, here’s the advice she would go back and give her younger self when she was just starting out in administration (1:03:20)
Books mentioned in this episode
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