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  • Keep Yourself Going In Educational Leadership, Chase Mielke wrote A Letter to New Teachers, giving advice on how to start off in a new place. But reading his advice, it seemed appropriate to all of us as we try to keep ourselves inspired for an entire school year - or for another entire school year. The linked article is short and worth the read, but here are the highlights:Find a positive tribe. Look for people who will give you energy, excitement, and passion for your teaching.  Ask advice, share ideas, and get better together.Curate the good and don’t hoard the bad. Don't hold onto or fret over bad days, a failed instructional practice, or a current situation you can't ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2019, 2:16 AM by HSD Principal
  • Peer Observation Over the next two weeks, all teachers will be determining their teacher growth goals for the year and beginning to plan on how to achieve them. One simple and free way to grow as a teacher is to observe other teachers at work and have others observe you. We all have our own blind spots - especially when it comes to our practices. Having an additional set of eyes in your class can help you realize things you never would have otherwise. It's also a good starting point for discussion (e.g. "Why did you include that activity?" "What could I have done better to respond to that student?"). To get you thinking, here are some articles about teacher peer ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2019, 11:42 PM by HSD Principal
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