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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

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Bringing it back home

Bringing It Back Home

Mimi Baer, CAIS Executive Director

Sandee Mirell, CAIS Director of

Professional Development


What makes us stay

Experienced Teachers

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

May 2003

Beginning Teachers

Collaboration and teamwork

Support from expert veterans

Access to leadership roles

- Project Next Generation

Harvard University

What Makes Us Stay?


Professional cultures in schools

Veteran-Oriented

High congeniality

Low collegiality

Little or no collaboration

Integrated

Collaboration

On-going professional conversations

Formal mentoring

No-risk help requests

Teacher leadership

Professional Cultures in Schools

The ABIT

Autonomous

Brilliant

Idiosyncratic

Teacher

Howland & Picciotto


Research says

Adults Learn Best

self-initiated & directed

connected to experience

collegial & collaborative

job-embedded

sustained over time

Most Effective PD

learner-centered

reflective inquiry

collaboration

problem-solving

ongoing, site-based

Research Says....


Two kinds of learning

Informational

Changes what you know

Transformational

Changes howyou know

understand

make meaning

see self/others

Two Kinds of Learning


Pillars of professional learning from ellie drago severson helping teachers learn
Pillars of Professional Learningfrom Ellie Drago-Severson, Helping Teachers Learn

Teaming/

Collaboration

Teacher

Leadership

Inquiry/

Reflection

Mentoring & Peer Coaching


4 pillars to transformative learning
4 Pillars to Transformative Learning

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


What do we need to grow laurent daloz mentor
What Do We Need to Grow?Laurent Daloz, Mentor

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 professional learning project
A Professional Learning Project

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...


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