It’s time for step 3 toward professional development. This week, you and your mentor have a chance to write outcomes or essential questions that take you toward the benchmarks you identified last week. Then, what’s the final destination?
It’s week 2 of stepping toward professional development. You and your mentor have a chance to identify your starting point by looking at some benchmarks for teachers. And so the journey begins.
For the next 7 weeks here on Master Teaching, we’re taking steps toward professional development by completing tasks with a mentor. This week, identify and invite a mentor. Then, come back with your mentor next week for step 2.
Have you ever participated in a teacher support group? Melissa shares some of the gains from participating in a Teachers English Corner with her colleagues.
We continue to assess our attitudes and behavior toward the ignored and forgotten. This readers’ favorite offers one perspective on our fourth essential question: How do the ignored and forgotten bless me?
We’re still assessing our attitudes and actions toward the ignored and forgotten. This readers’ favorite helps to answer our third essential question: How can I bless the ignored and forgotten?
Who’s responsible for meeting learners’ needs? You or your students? The last of our trends in education encourages student responsibility in the learning process.
The down and dirty of Growth Mindset’s effort, Grit is described as passion + perseverance. How can we cultivate it in our students and ourselves?
On the way to benchmarks, sometimes students get “stuck” because of a fixed mindset. How can we, instead, encourage a growth mindset? How can we cultivate our own?
Is there a way for all students, no matter their various starting points, to reach benchmarks. Melissa answers the question by sharing what she’s learned recently about equity.
This post begins our new series on Trends in Education. Join us every week for the next six. Read, respond, and try it out, starting this week with ultimate goals and their smaller steps.