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Teachers Observing Teachers: A Professional Development Tool for Every School

Typically evaluative by nature, teacher observation is usually linked to classroom performance. More and more schools, however, are using observation -- teachers observing teachers -- as a form of professional development that improves teaching practices and student performance. In this article, Education World's Michele Israel talks with experts about the benefits of this emerging professional development strategy.

Grade-Level Team Meeting

A Grade-Level Team Meeting is a procedure for principals to use as they lead grade-level teachers in analyzing and acting upon student data.  This meeting should take place once a month with the principal acting as the facilitator and the school reading coach acting as the notetaker.  This form faciliates that meeting.

SMART Goals, Smart Schools

Setting goals that connect to the classroom and focus on student learning helps educators see, learn from, and communicate their results.  In this abstract from Education Leadership, author Jan O'Neill discusses SMART Goals; setting specific goals that are strategic, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and timebound.

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