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…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – August 2019

Colored pencils, dry erase markers, tissues… here are a few more things to add to your back-to-school (reading) list if you’re someone who supports teacher professional learning. When struggling as a teacher, it’s tempting to hide in your room. However, helpful solutions may be right down the hall. Don’t feel alone, there are many common…