The science of reading has “come alive” at Lucama Elementary, in North Carolina’s Wilson County Schools, after the principal and her team of Multi-Classroom Leaders led the use of multiple curricula and data-driven small-group instruction and interventions—resulting in strong student learning growth.
Beth Thompson, principal of Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte, N.C., before becoming the district’s assistant superintendent, explains the importance of regularly reminding school staff of the “why” behind the work they do.
The excitement is contagious as Multi-Classroom Leader Lara Harris shows her students how to tell a great story.
Multi-Classroom Leader Fred Hoffmann shares strategies for managing the classroom to create an environment where students can be successful.
Practicing how to teach a lesson helps prevent a loss of instructional time and incorrect instruction, Multi-Classroom Leader Sydney Mboob says.
Multi-classroom leader Jacqueline Smith focuses her team on advance work to make planning meetings efficient, in-depth, and effective.
Multi-classroom leader Jacqueline Smith explains what she learned about how to truly co-plan with her teaching team.
Multi-classroom leader Bri Waddell discusses how she adapts to her teaching team members’ styles for collaborating, and how the team sets norms for collaboration.
Principal Erica Jordan-Thomas talks about the ongoing professional development needed to create a clear, strong coaching process that all members of the instructional team of leaders follow.
Frequent videotaping of multi-classroom leaders coaching team teachers helps review and improve coaching and feedback, Principal Erica Jordan-Thomas says.