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Teacher’s Corner

Teacher’s Corner

“When you spend years responding to problems, you can sometimes overlook the fact that you could be preventing them.” ~ Dan Heath In Chapter 1 of Dan Heath’s book, Upstream – How to Solve Problems Before They Happen, he writes about being fascinated by how upstream efforts reflect humanity at its best and worst. Heath …

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Teacher’s Corner

A staff with a collective belief that what they do CAN and WILL make a difference in student achievement provides the greatest chance of student success. As with any busy group of talented people, we can often find ourselves living in our own silos based on our roles, on our assigned projects, or just our own interests.

Teacher’s Corner – Appreciative Leadership and Positive Framing

How might we apply the concepts of Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Leadership in the classroom?  How might we use inquiry by asking powerful questions to support students in taking ownership of their learning?  Appreciative Inquiry identifies the strengths of a group and then pushes the group to develop ways to capitalize on those strengths.  We …

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Teacher’s Corner – Small System Cycles

Teachers have the single largest impact on what students learn in the classroom. What teachers do and say, how they present content, how they provide feedback, how they provide additional support when needed, and how they build relationships with students makes a difference in the learning of the students in their classrooms.