We want you to know that we continue to work on pulling together Just ASK resources to support the work of teacher leaders. The very first resource we are recommending is Marcia Baldanza’s highly acclaimed “Teachers as Leaders,” which is an issue of Professional Practices. The quote below is from that issue.
Following that quote you will find other Just ASK resources we strongly recommend for your use.
If you are a coach or mentor, want to be one, or are a school administrator working to develop teacher leaders, this set of books is just what you need!
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Top Ten Tips for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Our Top Ten Tips for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century is cross-referenced to the 2nd and 3rd editions of Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? and to Instruction for All Students, there is also a 30-slide PowerPoint Show to use in elaborating on those tips in either individual or group settings.
Access the Top Ten Tips and the Top Ten Tips PowerPoint Show by clicking on the graphics above. Select the version of the Top Ten Tips PDF that matches the book your district uses.
To use these tools in a group setting, have the teachers bring their texts with them to the meeting, provide each attendee with a copy of the Top Ten Tips, and use the companion PowerPoint Show. Have them create visual representations, jigsaw the questions, create three-column charts, or any other active engagement strategy you want to model. You have in your hands an instant winner!
Tools and Templates for Teacher Leaders
Data Collection Tool: Use of Collaborative Norms
Data Review Questions
FHN with Data
Look Fors and Listen Fors
My Compass for Educational Leadership
Non-Negotiables for Creating a Culture for Learning
Observable Conditions for Learning
School Improvement Self-Study: Are We Planning With Purpose and Living Our Plan?
Standards-Based Education Learning Walk
Self-Assessment: Classroom Assessment
Self-Assessment: Classroom Data Use
Self-Assessment: Elevating Teacher Leadership
Self-Assessment: Formats for Professional Learning
Top Ten Questions
Ways We Want Our Schools to Be: From Inside Collaborative Classroom
Yesterday and Today: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Yesterday and Today Moving to 21st Century Thinking Skills