5 Out of the Box Ways to Engage TEACHERS in Professional Development

Lauren SalsingerAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Professional Development, Self-Paced Learning

In This Post: As a Student Learning Coach, providing meaningful professional development for my teachers is so important. There are 5 out of the box ways to engage teachers in PD. What better way to guide discussions than by leading with the students? Inviting students in and having teachers watch drives engagement. Google Classroom isn’t limited to your class, it … Read More

Student Teacher Mentoring 101

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog

In This Post: Student teacher mentoring is an ART Anytime you have a new student teacher, the first priority is learning about your mentee. It is essential to build a trust-filled relationship with your mentee. After understanding your mentee, and building a strong relationship, you need to provide tactical next steps for them to continue to grow. Student teacher mentoring … Read More

Visiting Other Teachers’ Classrooms: Seeing Life on the Other Side

Maribeth EdmundsAdministration, Blog, Innovation, Lesson Planning

In this post: Often, teachers become experts at their respective age levels, with little to no experience at others. This leads to an unintended consequence of our profession. Stepping out of their daily work environments and seeing what teaching and learning looks like at another grade level can help change perceptions. Some teachers think of themselves as elementary, while others … Read More

Is Effective PD A Myth? (video

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Video

Video Highlights: Let’s break down why effective professional development for teachers is NOT a myth, and how you can ensure you’re creating effective PD for your teachers. Effective PD is NOT  a myth! There are tactical steps you can take to ensure that you are building effective professional development for your teachers. Establish your long term goals and break them … Read More

28 Ways to Instantly Help a Colleague Feel Better

Allyson ApseyAdministration, Blog

Our work is hard, and it is harder some days than others. It is harder some years than others. The best schools I have ever been to are comprised of staff who lift each other up, who make our hard work a joy (most days), and who are there for each other always. Have you ever approached a colleague feeling … Read More