What did he do? Pointed me in the direction of some resources and told me what was working well in his class. I took decided, the past two days in a row, to try a few of the things he said he was doing.
The result? They worked like a charm. My kids loved his idea. My class got better in the afternoon. Things went so well that I went back and used those same strategies to reinforce things for my morning classes. '
What made this a unique interaction besides it being fruitful? He asked me to put together some plans and materials so he could try some of what I was doing. BOOM! Two Way Street.
THAT is what instructional leadership looks like. That is how we move teachers from good to great. A little listening, a little respect, a lot of professionalism, and some good old fashioned conversation.
3rd good day in a row. I'm going to stop counting since it looks like this is becoming a pattern. Let yall know if the wheels fall off.
What makes a good teacher?
Watching a master teacher