September 16, 2015 14:50 Age: 2 yrs

Taking Time for Growth and Reflection: Five Resources for Improving Your Instruction

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At Achievement First, we are deeply committed to creating a thriving culture of growth and reflection, and we want to make sure all of our teachers have the tools they need to build their careers. Each week, our school teams spend one afternoon focused on professional development.

Here, we offer five resources for improving teacher instruction that we recently shared with Achievement First teachers:

  • This Achievement First resource provides teachers with a framework to help students reflect upon and improve their behavior and academic performance.
  • This Edutopia post provides a collection of self-reflection strategies teachers can use to improve their teaching in the upcoming school year.
  • In this Relay Graduate School of Education video, Dean Mayme Hostetter introduces teacher Frank Corcoran, who demonstrates the importance of hooking a lesson as he employs martial arts to set his students up for success in trigonometry.
  • Do you want to see a unique compilation of core beliefs central to Achievement First's instruction? Take a look at this outline of our essentials of effective instruction.
  • In this video, Achievement First stage four distinguished teacher Sue Harmon explains how to pick and choose which things to focus on in order to prioritize work that will give your students the most academic momentum.
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