My journey has led me to being an Educational Coach in schools throughout California. Now that I get to experience a variety of grades and classroom plans, I thought it would be okay to highlight some of the exceptional strategies, procedures, techniques, and management systems used in these learning environments.
I'm always looking for how teachers are addressing the Common Core Standards. I been through a series of informational meetings on how educators were expected to address and meets these changes. I've been working on opening up myself to and adapting to change. I'm grateful for the coaches at Adams School in Stockton for giving me a solid foundation in DII, Direct Interactive Instruction, that has allowed me to acclimate successfully to the daily demands of the classroom.
I know that backwards mapping of a state standard was a huge component to the instructional series. When I enter a classroom I try to break the standard of the lesson down into kid friendly language, connect it with a visual, and apply it to a graphic organizer. Here are some samples:
Among my many topics on this blog, I thought I should share my successes, and those of my educator peers. What are you doing today to make change?