As the supervisor of instruction in Haddon Township School District in New Jersey, I would love to be able to give my teachers feedback every week. Feedback is a crucial factor for growth and progress, especially for teachers, who are often starved for outside input on their classroom practice. The challenge is that I have 200 teachers in my district, so offering them detailed, individual coaching on a weekly basis simply isn’t feasible. It is feasible, however, for my teachers to give each other this type of frequent feedback.
To bring this idea to life, this year I have been piloting a collaborative reflection program with a few of my teachers. Here are three key lessons that we’ve learned so far.
Pair teachers who have a common goal.…Read More