School restoration strategies - doing things differently

Posted by Angela M. Prince on Dec 2, 2021 3:52:00 PM

As I work with schools across the country, I notice three areas of need as they return to school face-to-face instruction after the pandemic. There is a need to RESTORE - Restore relationships, restore community and restore instruction. Many have not taken the time to address these areas and find themselves asking “Is it June yet?” It is important for schools to realize that they cannot return to “school as normal”; they must do things differently. They must take the best of the lessons learned from the wake of Covid 19 and embed them in the “new way” of doing things differently.

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Topics: Blog, School Improvement, Class Measures Highlight, Effective Learning Observation, School restoration, English Language Learners

Assessing learning and learning gaps

Posted by Mat Kirby on Sep 17, 2021 5:09:40 PM

As US education gains momentum towards getting young people back into classrooms in-person, we note that districts at least, are really prioritizing learning recovery (for lack of a better term) right now. Although it’s encouraging to see things heading in the right direction, there's still a lot of unknowns.

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Topics: Blog, School Improvement, Class Measures Highlight, Observation Cycles, Effective Learning Observation, School review

Embracing remote methods in school observation cycles

Posted by Liz Boyce on Nov 18, 2020 1:52:48 PM

Schools are adapting quickly to embrace new approaches to observation cycles that improve their effectiveness, whilst also aligning with their current remote or hybrid delivery.

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Topics: Blog, School Improvement, Class Measures Highlight, Observation Cycles, Effective Learning Observation