In the video clip below, you will hear a principal share how teaming is scheduled into teacher practice. You will also hear her talk about what the meetings sound like--what is discussed, expected, and how the information is used.
As you listen, think about the following:
- Are there opportunities for teachers to regularly meet in our school to specifically discuss student learning and instructional strategies?
- Are the meetings as productive in improving teaching or learning as they could or should be--do they often result in a positive change in teacher growth and student learning?
- Is there room to improve? Ask your faculty: what would you love the opportunity to do more of or learn more about, collaboratively, if you had the time and support to do it?
Here are a few more resources as you reflect on the quality and impact of leadership and instructional teaming in your school:
Call to Action
What are you looking forward to accomplishing in your team this year?