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The Reflective Educator: A Collaborative Approach DVD profiles teachers working with administrators and coaches to take charge of their professional growth and move along the path to excellence by becoming reflective practitioners. Capacity building is the focus of Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral’s work, and their strategies are becoming the model for instructional coaching in schools across the country. This video takes an in-depth look at a school where three teachers are taking steps to grow as reflective practitioners with the help of Hall and Simeral’s strategies. We see them working in partnership with their administrator and instructional coach to make use of Hall and Simeral’s Reflective Cycle and the Continuum of Self-Reflection tools. Each teacher is at a different stage on the Continuum and by observing their practice, we’ll learn about the specific strategies for growth that each stage calls for. We’ll also observe the key role administrators and coaches play in building teachers’ capacity for success. We’ll see them identifying and nurturing their teachers’ strengths to help them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction. The Reflective Educator: A Collaborative Approach shows that teachers are a school’s most essential strength. As their capacity for success increases, so does their ability to positively affect the students they guide.
(ASCD DVD, 2015) One 56-minute DVD
Authors of the best-selling ASCD book Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success return to explain why your effectiveness in the classroom is directly connected to your ability to self-reflect on your teaching practice and use the reflection process to get better at what you do. Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral take you on a journey through the reflective cycle and outfit you with tools and strategies to increase your power to make purposeful improvements.
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.