Yesterday was a huge day at my school. Several DO (District Office) personnel, the 3 other blended learning MS principals, and our new Ed Elements consultant came to observe our school. WE NAILED IT. I was so proud of what my teachers have accomplished in the 6-7 month period of implementation.
One of the things that stood out to me as we debriefed was how much my teachers have grown. I see my teachers daily and observe them at least once a month so I see progress in small increments. A two-station to three-station rotation growth. Differentiating small group instruction based on data. Small wins. The DO people haven’t observed since last April and they were blown away by our growth. I was so proud! We still have lots of room to grow and areas to improve upon but our pedagogy has shifted dramatically in less than a year. So, to those teachers, a huge congrats! You deserve it!!