The Marshall Memo Admin - Issues. Marshall Memo 795 A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education July 15, 2019 1.
Daniel Willingham on teaching critical thinking 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. “In free societies, the ability to think critically is viewed as a cornerstone of individual civic engagement and economic success. Daniel Willingham (see item #1) “The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it.” William Whyte (quoted in item #3) “Accountability is one of the hardest competencies for teams to fully master because it takes time and follow-through to keep individuals on the hook.” Allison Rodman and Jill Thompson (ibid.) “I suggest to PLCs that for each time they review and analyze student work, they should review and analyze teacher work twice. “Education is not always entertainment.”
Hasan Kwame Jeffries (see item #5) Back to page one (Originally titled “The Power of Team Norms”) How should teams go about setting norms? Seven Tips to Make Teacher Collaboration Time Productive. Become a Teacher >> Browse Articles >> Hot Topics Featured Author: Mrs.
Laura Owen Mrs. Owen is currently teaching 3rd grade at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA. Add Mrs. The opinions and statements made in this article are solely those of the author and do not represent the opinions or representations of the University of Phoenix. About University of Phoenix At the largest private university in North America, you can attend classes at one of our more than 190 convenient locations. Earn your degree sooner than you think. While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. University of Phoenix University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org). Walk into a school today and you will rarely see teachers independently planning for instruction. 1. Determine who will be doing what at each team meeting and develop an organized system. Common Planning Time. The Use of Common Planning Time 2 Kentucky Schools.
Coplanning. Planning and Preparing for Faculty Meetings.
Good practical tips, including tips for emails and agendas. – lstorch
6 ways to make co-planning lessons more efficient. Lesson planning is too important, challenging, and time-consuming to try to do ALL of it on your own.
This is especially true if you’re a new teacher, or new to the curriculum, standards, or grade level. It’s wonderful to utilize the experience of other teachers and time-tested instructional strategies so you don’t have to spend as long planning out your lessons. Many teachers already plan with their grade level or subject area teams, but in many cases, it’s not working particularly well. Either the meetings consume massive amounts of time — I know teachers who spend five hours a week co-planning — or personality conflicts keep the endeavor from being productive. So, let’s look at some different ways to efficiently co-plan. Want to listen to this post instead of read? This post is based on the latest episode of my weekly podcast, Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers. 1) Give each group member a clearly-defined set of responsibilities according to individual strengths.
Effective teacher collaboration requires time and focus. The Power Of Teacher Collaboration. Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.
We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues. In this article, “Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement,” researcher Carrie Leana writes about the missing link in school reform: teacher collaboration. In her study of over 1,000 4th and 5th grade teachers in New York City, Leana found that, “students showed higher gains in math achievement when their teachers reported frequent conversations with their peers that centered on math, and when there was a feeling of trust or closeness among teachers.” Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are 3 tips for successful collaboration:
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Teacher Collaboration: How to Approach It In 2018. What Helps Teacher And Leadership Teams Succeed? Preparing Teacher Leadership Teams For Success. Leadership Development Module What role do leadership teams play in a school's efforts to improve instruction?
In Harvard professor Richard Elmore's mind, everything. According to the professor of educational leadership, leadership teams are "groups charged to systematically guide and direct the improvement of instruction, leading to higher student achievement. " This module prepares teams for this important role. It provides tools to help teams build a shared understanding of quality instruction; direct their efforts to support such instruction; and sustain an instructional focus. Reflection Questions: As you prepare to explore this module's resources, consider: • Does our school community share an understanding of quality instruction?
Video Resources 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dig Deeper Module Handouts Handouts designed for teams working through the module together. Leadership Module1 Facilitator Guide. Leadership Module1 All Handouts.