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  • (Getting) Better Together At EARCOS, I attended a couple of sessions with a presenter from Resources for Better Teaching (and it was mostly for reasons other than that they are from Boston). During each session, the speaker mentioned that in thirty years of research and consulting, he and his colleagues had never seen an effective school in which teachers were not working together to improve learning. In other words, collaboration based around improved practice was a factor present in every effective school they have seen.As you have been working together this year, hopefully you have found engaging with colleagues about your teaching practices encouraging. But maybe you are wondering how to make your group work more effective. The cover story in the ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2019, 2:29 AM by HSD Principal
  • You're Getting Better I remember my first year teaching: It took forever to get ready for each day. I was super inefficient at grading and returning student work. And I couldn't think more than a day or two ahead. (Moving to being guidance counselor, chaplain, and then principal brought back many of those same feelings and experiences.) I also remember thinking, "Other teachers have been here forever (anything over five years seemed like a really long time), so it must get easier at some point."In his article in Education Week, Justin Minkel argues that teaching doesn't in fact get any easier over time; the instruction and student interactions are just as challenging year to year. But, the job does get ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2019, 3:59 AM by HSD Principal
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