What it means:
Continuously improve all of the instructional excellence elements.
See a one-page Instructional Excellence Summary covering all the key elements.
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Use these discussion questions to help guide your instructional team through the elements of Improve:
- Is your team continuously identifying one to three specific changes you or your team will make to use your strengths more often or more consistently and improve weaknesses in the coming months?
- Are you making brief action plans with specific goals, roles, and time by which you will make specific changes?
- Are you assessing whether your changes produce better learning results, keeping what works and making additional changes when needed?
- If the answer is “no” to any of the above, what do you need to do to change “no” to “yes” and start improving throughout the year?
Other Developmental Resources
See the following developmental resources, provided by other organizations, related to the elements of Improve:
Reform Support Network: A Toolkit for Implementing High-Quality Student Learning Objectives 2.0, including a chapter on continuous improvement (toolkit)
Teaching Tolerance, A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center: Reflective Teaching (tools)
Teaching Channel: Using Teacher Inquiry to Support ELLs (video)
Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction by Bambrick-Santoyo (book with tools)
The Skyrocket Teacher Coaching Rubric and The Skyrocket Leader Coaching Rubric (framework)
Get Better Faster Scope & Sequence, Uncommon Schools (framework)
Student Achievement Partners: Achieve The Core, Instructional Practice Guides Coaching Tools (tools)
The Art of Coaching Reader’s Guide (framework and tools)
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