Instructional Expectations for 2011-2012 – Strengthening Teacher Practice
Resources to Support Strengthening Teacher Practice
Read about best practices to help principals develop supportive and professional dialogue.
Resources for School Leaders and Teachers
Learn more about a nationally-
renowned, research-based rubric
of practice, The Framework for
Teaching, by Charlotte Danielson
School Leader and Teacher Self Assessments
Self assess against the continuum
to help identify areas of strength
Create a learning plan
Help articulate professional learning
goals and an action plan
An Introduction to Designing Coherent Instruction
Plan coherent lessons and activities
that build upon one another or
lead to essential understanding
for students as they go through
a unit of study and engage students
in differentiated lessons that provide opportunities to interact with
increasingly complex concepts
An Introduction to Engaging Students in Learning
Understand what is involved
in engaging students in learning,
become familiar with proven
strategies for promoting deep
cognitive engagement with subject
matter, and use collaborative
learning, differentiated instruction,
inquiry, problem-based and project-
based learning approaches to
engage your students in deep
and meaningful learning.
Resources for School Leaders
Providing Teacher Feedback
Build teacher development skills
by engaging with an interactive
module about the qualities of good feedback and learning how two
principals in the Teacher
Effectiveness Pilot are
successfully providing quality
feedback to their staff
Managing Your Time Efficiently and Effectively
Build your resource and operations
skills by engaging with this series of reflective tools designed to help you understand your current management skills, improve your time-management habits, and provide you with guidance
on how to organize time to build relationships with your teachers
|Introducing Your Staff to Danielson's Competencies||These resources were designed |
to help school leaders, coaches
and other professional developers introduce Danielson's Framework
for Teaching, as well as the use
of a rubric, to their teachers.
School leaders or facilitators
should adapt materials to their
specific contexts and needs.
Talent Management Intensive Pilot 2011-2012: Overview
- 82% of 2010-11 pilot school leaders say that their teachers are now receiving feedback that helps them improve their practice
- 71% of teachers in the 2010-11 pilot say the model is a useful tool for development (provides them with information that is useful in strengthening their practice)
- 80% of teachers believe that the model will enable them to develop in areas most needed to impact student achievement, if implemented well.
More information about the 2011-12 Talent Management Pilot Schools forthcoming.
Resources on Classroom Observation Cycle & Giving Feedback
- Review the Danielson Framework by clicking here.
- Review the Characteristics of Effective Feedback by clicking here.
- Watch and Reflect on Video #1: Classroom Observation & Feedback Cycle
- This video gives an in-depth look at the formal observation process at MS 331 in the Bronx. It addresses how the use of the Danielson Framework for Teaching creates a common language to use for pre-observation, classroom observation and post-observation protocols that are meant to provide targeted and specific feedback to improve the classroom practice of teachers. Click here for discussion questions.
- Watch and Reflect on Video #2: Classroom Observation Structures & Support
- This video looks at the ongoing descriptive feedback process teachers at MS 331 receive in order to improve their classroom practice. It also addresses the organizational challenges and structural decisions the school has made to make this process meaningful and effective for teachers and administrators. Click here for discussion questions.
- Develop your feedback skills further through this Learning Opportunity on Providing Teacher Feedback in ARIS Learn.
Learn more about MS 331's observation process by clicking here. For more information about this work visit the Teacher Effectiveness Page.