Steve Seward's blog
Differentiating is imperative for learner success and is critical if we wish to close the achievement gaps that exist within our schools. When differentiation is present educators have clarity over what we want students to be able to DO and KNOW (learning targets connected to standards) and HOW we will know they have learned it (assessment thought success criteria and performance tasks). Once this is clear we can then focus on differentiating the CONTENT, PROCESS, PRODUCT, and ENVIRONMENT.
Celebrate What’s Working Though a Vision of Possibility! According to the research on educator attitudes and phases of teaching the months of November and December are often characterized as times of SURVIVAL and DISILLUSIONMENT. Let’s inspire each other through a focus on What’s Working. This will be an interactive chat and one you might want to invite your staff to engage with. Spread the word and don't forget to put the date and time on your calendar 11/7/2016 @ 8:00! Let's Celebrate What’s Working!
The Topic: Reflection on the School Year
"If you are too busy to reflect, you are too busy to grow." —Bob Garmston
Building a trusting relationship is a two-way street that takes time. Both parties must make a concerted effort to earn mutual trust through conversations, shared vision, and a partnership focused on success for all.