Part One: Encouraging Educators to Open the Door on Their Practice

I’ve just returned from the IB Global Conference in Vienna and am buzzing with ideas—two of the sessions I attended were sharing some of the updates to the PYP and one of the big shifts is about promoting teacher agency. Exactly what we have been working on so far this school year. How exciting! I … Continue reading Part One: Encouraging Educators to Open the Door on Their Practice

The Importance of Feedback for All

According to John Hattie, feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement. If this is true for students, shouldn’t it also be true for the adults in the building? Too often teachers receive feedback on their practice only one or two times per year. How many of us only get into … Continue reading The Importance of Feedback for All

Leading and Learning: Building Teacher Agency

One of the questions I am digging into as we wrap up this year and begin to plan for next is how to continue to build teacher agency. What is teacher agency? Teacher agency is defined as "The capacity of teachers to act purposefully and constructively to direct their professional growth and contribute to the growth of … Continue reading Leading and Learning: Building Teacher Agency