Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – November 2019

Gobble up these recommended reads for teachers and instructional coaches during this holiday break. Here are a few articles for educators about professional development.

Stuffed full of knowledge? Don’t consume more, consume better

Your Curiosity Quotient is your ability and motivation to learn and make sense of the world around you in a new and innovative way. Six ways to increase your ability for continuous learning include becoming an early adopter, deepening your understanding, tacking challenging assignments, not letting stress get in your way,  challenging your perspective, and broadening your comfort zone. 

Don’t be afraid to try something new — really new. Not every new technology will be a success or become a market sensation, and not every new management technique will resonate with you or your team.

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – October 2019

  It’s October, and that means it is time for us to suggest some recommended reads for teachers and instructional coaches that lead to less haunted and spooky times in the classroom. Here are a few articles for educators about professional development. It’s no trick! Research says a hybrid model of using district and school-based…

Seeing the Whole Lesson with Video Reflection (Tech & Learning)

  Amy Henderson, 11th grade English teacher at the Wonderful College Prep Academy in Delano, California, details how she records her lessons to find insightful ways to engage her students. “Video reflection is incredibly helpful for specific, targeted lessons, as well as for noticing patterns in instruction,” she says. Regardless of if you are a…

Principal Discusses Best Practice of How She Is Taking Intervisitation Digital (NASSP)

Intervisitation is the practice of allowing teachers to learn from observing their peers. Amanda Huza, principal at Equality Charter Schools in the Bronx, discusses how her middle-level school uses a digital video platform to orchestrate intervisitation. She notes how her school has found a way to innovate this practice—all while eliminating the time constraints teachers…