The Joys of Teaching & Learning

I had an amazing week at work last week! I feel the need to capture this happiness (for my happy file!) before the next round of stress begins.

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I spent two days with some stellar Studio Classroom teachers, examining our instructional practices while designing an Inquiry Unit for students. I spent the following two days on four different site visits with instructional coaches. During my site visits I have the opportunity to visit classrooms, discuss instructional strengths and coaching messages, and site-based professional development.

I celebrate all of the hard-working teachers in our system, who are in year two of our ELA CCSS implementation while beginning our year one Math CCSS implementation. Teachers across our system are developing a growth mindset about their own practice and in the minds of their students. They are grappling with an insane amount of new learning, while persevering through a variety of challenges. And our instructional coaches are supporting them through all of these new learning opportunities.

Friday was a day focused on professional development planning in collaborative teams, which is always some of my favorite work. What a great week of instructionally-focused work!

 

What did you add to your happy file this week?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Amy's Reflections

Director of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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4 Responses to The Joys of Teaching & Learning

  1. Veronica says:

    A sense of accomplishment made me happy this week. ELD is happening, CELDT testing is going well, and I’m ready for the ELAC meeting, at least for this week I can say my goals and task were accomplish.

  2. Mechelle says:

    I love hearing about your happy times at work. You are all working so hard, I’m glad you can enjoy it. I get to do PD this week, so that makes me happy.

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