Teachers at this school improve their practice by collaboratively observing their colleagues. See how they rotate around the school in groups of three, focusing their observations, and then discussing what they learn.
Time for a confession. As adamant as I can be about video — how crucial it is for professional learning and how essential it's become to my own continued growth as a teacher — using video can also feel lonely. I mean, I'm used to loud classrooms teeming with teenage energy and constant feedback. While earbuds and a laptop can feel like a respite, it can also be fun to do this kind of work together. We’re excited to invite you to our newest Observation Challenge, using the interactive video platform Zaption. Let’s take a tour of one of my favorite Tch videos together and talk about what we see.
It’s hard to build meaningful relationships during a 20-minute conference. Blogger Lily Jones shares tips for using this time to set the stage for home-school collaboration and building a parent-teacher relationship throughout the year.