Trainer Elle Allison from Renewal Coaching, with support from Oregon’s cadre of certified performance coaches, trained 26 new coaches on Nov. 4. Coach trainees learned the differences between mentoring, consulting, supervision and coaching and practiced effective questioning and summarization skills. Trainees will work with certified performance coaches through June 2011, then will coach fellow teachers during the 2011-12 school year, with follow-up support from the certified coaches. “Many thanks! What a fantastic training,” said one participant. “Today was wonderful…. thank you for all you have done,” said another.