3. YOUR “BIG 7” FOLLOW-UP IS CRITICAL
Now, what counts is the follow-up work. Building a high-performing staff is a continual process. Here are some of key areas you may want to look hard at for either 1) starting with your staff or 2) fostering better effectiveness.
Each of the processes below have high effect sizes for gains in student achievement. You may want to have local staff developers do any of the following to strengthen your school’s change process.
Here are the “Big 7” changes to make.
Building High Performing Teams
There is a HUGE difference between having professional learning communities and having high performance teams. Unless your teams are superb, you have little change of change.
Ongoing Formative Assessment
Staff must tie the curriculum standards with classroom coaching. This program helps staff laser in on what matters most: student achievement.
Fostering School Culture
Bring out the sleeping greatness. Foster a school identity; use gaudy goals, narratives, communications, strong teacher support and feedback, upbeat presence and student interactions.
Building Cognitive skills
Teach reading, reasoning, WM & LT memory, vocabulary and content-specific study skills). This is the second greatest area for building student achievement. Teaching students how to learn.
Fostering a Better Classroom Culture
Build relationships, engagement, hope, mindset, rituals, positivity, better behaviors). Better classroom climate fosters better learning and attitudes.
Relevant, Constant Engagement
Teach 20 simple ones every staff can use in every subject area. Every staff should engage students every 9 min. or less every single day. Greater engagement leads to better learning.
Building Student and Staff Attitudes
Build better mindsets, with celebrations, optimism, personal responsibility & hope. This is what makes the classroom more fun and the learning skyrocket.
Again, if you can use our professional development services, please email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call to speak with her or leave a phone message at (808) 552-0110. We will both be able to guide you to the best decisions, even if they don’t include our work. Thank you.