Our next round will be hosted by Enfield Public School. It will be on Wednesday, 21st & Thursday, 22nd October.
PRE-ROUND READINGS: There are two alternatives as a pre-reading, both use the CESE document, "What Works Best" as a starting point. Please check in with your other team members, so that at least one person from your school reads each document.
The first document is based on "Explicit Teaching". It focuses on Learning Intentions and Powerful Questions and broadens these with extracts from the writing of John Hattie, Dylan Wiliam and Ron Ritchhardt. Click here to download
The second is Feedback. It incorporates the ideas of questioning to check understanding and the giving of effective feedback. The CESE document is broadened with the writings of Dylan Wiliam and Susan Brookhart. Click here to download
YOUR PRE-ROUND TASK IS TO: 1. Select one of the two documents to read & discuss with the other members of your rounds team so that your school has covered both of them.
2. Read your selected document and highlight 5 only paragraphs that prompted you to connect to something you believe in strongly; helped you to deepen your understanding; or raised a question for you. We will discuss these 5 paragraphs in small groups using the Final Word Protocol.
3. When we are observing in classrooms what will you hope to see and hear? Create a draft rubric, model or a list of questions that could be used with your teachers to make clear what successful practice entails for one of the main concepts (Learning Intentions, questioning, formative assessment or feedback). You must incorporate some of the main ideas from the reading and also add other key ideas from your background knowledge. Remember to include: the place of the teacher, the student, and the task. We will build on and discuss these drafts in our small groups.
4. There is a model below, "Collaborative Inquiry Guide for a Worthwhile Lesson" to make point 3 clear. It is a discussion guide from "Formative Classroom Walkthroughs". Remember you can use any format you like.
The Collaborative Inquiry Guide from Brookhart & Moss is one model of a guide for successful practice
If leaders and teachers are to base practice on research-based evidence they need to be knowledgeable about what a valid meta-analysis is and is not. Click here to download