Frequently Asked Questions about
Shaping the Teacher Identity 101 (STTI 101)
1) Is STTI 101 a course? A coaching program? What?
A: STTI 101 is a coaching program specifically designed to help early career K-12 educators define their teacher identities so they can stay true to who they are, own their unique roles as change agents, and utilize their personal skill sets as the foundation of their educator journeys. YOU will use the course material to educate yourself on how to define your teacher identity, no matter where you are when you come into the program.
This includes support for writing a Story of Teacher Origin (STORI), discovering your Educator Zone of Genius, creating a Techniques & Tools for Teaching Guide, building an Authentically Active Community Engagement (AACE) plan, developing a Knowledge of Academic Content (KNAC) Growth Plan, and developing culturally responsive & anti-racist teaching practices in the classroom. Then, you'll come on the weekly calls to help YOU implement what's in the program so YOU can execute on what you learned that week.
The program teaches YOU what to do and how to do it, and the coaching calls help YOU do it well.
2) What is the primary FOCUS of STTI 101?
A: The primary focus of the program is to help K-12 educators (primarily early career educators) so they can authentically live out their educator missions. The program is designed to help them move from letting the classrooms own them to owning their classrooms as transformational teacher leaders. Through this course, the ultimate focus is to get teachers to believe that they have the power to transform the lives of students and impact society in ways that transcend the work they do in the classroom. Kwame's intention with this program is to make it the complete one-stop-shop for anything involved in the process of developing your teacher identity!
3) How long does it take to complete the program?
A: STTI 101 is self-paced. YOU are not required to complete it in any certain amount of time. YOU may work as fast as YOU like or as slow as you like, but for someone working diligently, week by week, it can be completed in as little as 60 days.
4) It's going to take more than 30-days for me to complete this program. How much ongoing support is there after the 60-day period?
A: While the program is designed to be completed within 60 days, YOU can take as long as YOU want. The support is the same on Day One, Day Thirty, or a year from now. YOU are not restricted in any way. As long as this program exists, YOU will have the same support as the day you first joined.
5) Who is STTI 101 for?
A: STTI 101 is designed for educators who……..
1. Are within their first 3 years of teaching.
2. Don’t want to be casualties of the teaching profession.
3. Are looking to define the type of teacher they want to be for their students.
4. Committed to pushing their teaching practices to the next level.
5. Want to grow professionally so that their students can grow.
6) Why should I enroll in STTI 101?
A: You should enroll in STTI 101 for the following reasons:
a. You want to push your teaching practices to the next level!
b. You refuse to be a casualty in the teaching profession.
c. You want to develop your teacher identity and discover your teacher voice.
d. You believe your students deserve so much better and so much more than what they currently have.
e. You want to have complete control of your destiny as an educator!
7) Is Kwame active in helping people in the Facebook group?
A: YES! The time to get advice from Kwame is on his weekly call; however, he does jump in the Facebook group quite often to answer simple questions. BUT he will not answer a question in the group that requires YOU to come on the call because he would rather give YOU a solid answer on the call than a vague answer in the group.
If it's more than a simple question, it's highly recommended YOU come on the call. The group is great for engaging with other members in between the weekly calls as well as for asking simple questions.
8) How often (and how long) are the weekly coaching calls? Are they recorded?
A: There is one call per week. Each call is roughly one hour long, or until everyone gets their questions answered. We have yet to have a situation where someone didn't have enough time to get their questions answered. All calls are recorded and uploaded within 48 business hours into the membership area.
9) Is Kwame on the coaching calls himself?
A: YES! There is currently one call per week.
10) How many students are on these calls? Will there be enough time for my call?
A: An average of 10 students attend each call, as most students do not attend every single call.
It is Kwame's personal policy to make sure everyone gets their questions answered on the call. The calls go until all questions are answered. Currently, we have never had an instance where someone did not get their question answered.
11) For how long do I have access to the program and the calls?
A: YOU have unlimited access to the program for as long as our company is in business, and we don't plan on going anywhere! Kwame promises 6 weeks of calls, but we do not kick anyone off the calls after 6 weeks. We have people who have been in the program for over a year and have never been kicked off of a call. As long as the program exists, you will have access to the calls!
12) Is this program UP to date?
A: YES! Kwame shares any important updates on the live coaching calls, teaching new material before putting it in the membership area. That way, the students don't have to wait to get access to the updated material. As a premium product, this program is continuously updated.
13) Do I have to be a first-year educator or teacher in order to enroll in the program?
A: Although the target audience is early career teachers (i.e. teachers within their first 3 years of teaching), the program is designed for all K-12 teachers, regardless of their experience level. The content within the program is beneficial to ALL teachers.
14) What makes this STTI 101 different from all the other courses and professional development workshops I’ve taken as an educator?
A: First of all, this is not a course. It is a high-level coaching program. It comes with several modules to support YOU, but it is definitely a coaching program.
What makes STTI 101 different is that you get the continuous mentoring and the supportive online community that you won’t get from the professional development workshops you may attend at national education conferences & summits. Additionally, what you’re paying for the STTI 101 program is equivalent to the average registration fee you pay for most national education conferences & summits. Keep in mind that, by investing in STTI 101, you don’t have to with the additional expenses of transportation, hotel costs, and food that are typically associated with education conferences & summits. With STTI 101, you get the complete professional development experience from the confines of your home, as well as lifetime access to continuous mentoring and a private online learning community.
15) Finally, is STTI 101 the right program for me?
A: The only way to be sure that this program is a fit for you and that you are a fit for this program is to book a call, attend the call, and our staff will evaluate your situation and see if we can help.
We will absolutely not sell YOU anything unless we believe YOU will get a massive return on investment. Our SUCCESS rate is extremely high for those that actually attend the calls and use the program — almost 100% — the reason for this is simply because we only work with people, we know we can help. And the only way to know that is to jump on a call with our team.
We look forward to speaking with YOU!!