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.
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 …
You have been provided expectations by your district including connecting with students to check on their well-being, engaging students in learning, and providing alternative learning activities for the remainder of the school year.
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.
Reflect on the last time you looked at student data from your classroom. Was it today? Yesterday? Last week? Or last month? Most likely, you look at student data of some kind every day, how might you analyze the data to determine the story the data tells? Data often needs interpretation, context, and deep thinking.