Follow through: It isn’t just about your golf swing (Part 1)

A couple of years ago I was looking at our school district’s data regarding the number of classroom observations that were being conducted.  We had been focusing on using walk-through forms to collect data and follow through conversations to give teachers objective feedback regarding their teaching, Visible Learning and Teaching and student engagement. Many hours[…]

Herding Cats: How to Get Resistant Teachers On the Bus

Tips for getting resistant teachers to change their practice We all have dealt with resistant teachers.  The members of our staff that sit in the back of faculty meetings doing Sudoku, grading papers or taking a quick nap. Getting resistant teachers to embrace new ideas can be like herding cats. The philosophy that they will[…]