Bringing It Back Home. Mimi Baer, CAIS Executive Director Sandee Mirell, CAIS Director of Professional Development. Experienced Teachers Intellectual stimulation & challenge Autonomy & community Bonding & feedback from students Freedom to be creative & initiate change A sense of mission
Mimi Baer, CAIS Executive Director
Sandee Mirell, CAIS Director of
Intellectual stimulation & challenge
Autonomy & community
Bonding & feedback from students
Freedom to be creative & initiate change
A sense of mission
The renewal of outstanding teachers so vital to their continued enthusiasm & commitment is a spiritual issue.
- Jackie S. Williams, Ed Leadership
Collaboration and teamwork
Support from expert veterans
Access to leadership roles
- Project Next Generation
Harvard UniversityWhat Makes Us Stay?
Little or no collaboration
On-going professional conversations
No-risk help requests
Teacher leadershipProfessional Cultures in Schools
Howland & Picciotto
self-initiated & directed
connected to experience
collegial & collaborative
sustained over time
Most Effective PD
ongoing, site-basedResearch Says....
Changes what you know
Changes howyou know
see self/othersTwo Kinds of Learning
Mentoring & Peer Coaching
Working in teams - inevitable sharing of different points of view with opportunity to define & refine one’s own
Inquiry, Reflection - possibility of examining your assumptions underlying practice, your hierarchy of values
Teacher Leadership - seeing from larger perspective and modifying one’s more limited point of view
Mentors & Peer Coaching - formal agreements to observe and provide mutual feedback
Support - recognizing & affirming how we and our colleagues make sense of our experiences
Challenge - exposing ourselves to new ways of thinking/feeling, going beyond our comfort zones
Vision - “Is school good for the soul?”
A first step I could take...
A colleague-partner could be....
Possible challenges/obstacles I foresee...
What I’ve got going for me...
What I think will be a personal challenge...