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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Community Discussion Water Cooler Helping the Teachers Grow Reply To: Helping the Teachers Grow

  • Kristopher Taft

    February 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Currently I’m only in a few upper elementary classrooms. First, we’ll co-plan a lesson together and then we’ll co-teach it together and then debrief afterwards. Or sometimes only one of us will teach and the other will observe. When the classroom teacher observes I will sometimes encourage them to just watch their kiddos and 100% of the time they learn something about their whole class or particular students – something helpful for them going forward.

    I have to be relentless though as it can be ongoing battle. Teacher experience bumps in the road and sometimes I’m not available to plan or help them out and I’ll check in with them as soon as I’m avaliable and they’ll be back to their “old ways” ramming an algorithm down their throats before they are ready.