In continuing my reflection of this teacher partner program I have a question for you or for us I suppose. What is the best why to do this thing?
So here’s the clarification: I now have access to quality release time. Meaning I can get a another teacher into my room to teach my class in 20-30 minute chunks to go see my department teach. I can also get someone to come in to my classroom and watch me and collect data and talk about it.
I’m super lucky right? Right. Here’s the thing just because you can do something doesn’t mean it’s useful. I really want to apply this to it’s best possible use. Here are some thoughts I’ve had so far but I would love more.
- Pick a time when I need to do a certain thing and have the teacher partner observe (basic).
- Talk to other teachers about their plans and see specific plans (a little hard to coordinate).
- See other departments? What am I looking for?
- Naps? (JK, mostly)
Alright, your turn, what would you do with this?