Pairing Teachers to Drive Professional Development

>>Jennifer: Okay. How many activities did you find out that she has?>>Ambar: Because of the professional growth partners, it makes me see things in a different light. By sharing our practices and providing feedback to one another, every educator in our building has the capacity to become the best educator they can be.>>So today, I…

Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships

>>You hear about data-driven schools all the time, but we are truly data-driven. Sharing the data the way we do at our school, I think it’s super important. Because once you have everybody working together, you have the teachers, you have the interventionists, you have the aides and now you’ve got the parents on board,…

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

>>Edwina Smith: Before I started doing Circles in my class I found it very difficult to start the academic day. Students had things that they wanted to share that had happened with them, things they were concerned about, and I had a very long line of about thirty– twenty-five to thirty students every morning wanting…

Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative

>>Teacher: But then it’s also saves more naps. [ laughter ]>>Mark: If we’re learning at our highest potential as teachers, it’s only going to serve our students. When we learn, they learn. We’re a community of learners.>>Pauline: Because we do teacher lab, we are constantly being driven by a desire to grow together, to collaborate,…

Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning

>>Tonya: I grew up here at Hartville. I moved here in third grade and I graduated here.>>We are kind of your traditional small town. We’ve got our square with the courthouse on it. We’ve got old buildings that have been around since the Civil War era.>>When I first came in the classroom I was one…

Singapore’s 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series)

>>Adrian: I think it is important to make school fun. And when school is fun, you don’t get kids waking up in the morning and saying, “Do I have to come to school again?” So we embrace technology, because it helps us make learning more engaging. I believe that when kids are engaged, when kids…

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

>>Teacher: Put your hand up if someone in your family comes from somewhere else in the world and has come to live in London. Could you turn to the person next to you and have a discussion about this talking point?>>Student: I think Stratford is a better place to live because they’re not against anyone…

Using Video for Professional Development

– Because of professional development at Kettle Moraine, teachers have the skills and the tools that they need to really meet the needs of all of our students. Everyone is working towards creating a culture of growth, and taking risks to interact and engage with their class as a whole. At Kettle Moraine, we have…