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Reconstitution: Reinvigorating Teacher Practices

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Teachers discuss the process of applying to be rehired after their school was reconstituted. They talk about how the experience changed their teaching practices and what strategies were implemented...

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Engaging Every Staff Member

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This interview features the principal of an elementary school who is committed to making sure every staff member is engaged in the school improvement process. The staff at Laura MacArthur,...

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Building a Sense of Community

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An elementary school principal talks about how she built a sense of community among school staff. She discusses how she motivated the staff to wholeheartedly work towards school...

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Starting Over With New Staffing

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Hear a turnaround school's principal describe her approach to hiring new teaching staff prior to reopening. Her vision for the school is based on identifying and hiring teachers with the desired...

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A District Strategy to Improve Nine Struggling Schools

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A district leader discusses the district's rationale and process for reconstitution. The district reconstituted nine low-performing schools. All teachers had to reapply for their positions and new...

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Empowering and Motivating Teachers in Two Turnaround Schools

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The principals of two turnaround schools in Chicago discuss overcoming teacher resistance and empowering teachers. Hear about the strategies they used to rally all staff behind the goal of academic...

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Grade Level Norms

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This document outlines the norms that guide teacher behavior and collaboration at grade-level team meetings. Related Files: Edgemont Elementary School Description  

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Sample Material

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Key Ideas of Professional Learning Communities

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This presentation describes three foundational ideas of professional learning communities—focus on learning, a collaborative culture, and focus on results—and the essential skills needed to...

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Staff Norms

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This list outlines norms for staff interactions and communications. Related Files: Hardy Elementary School Description 

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Postcard: We are #1!

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A picture postcard depicts Waterford High School's status as the highest API score of 760 in a five-county region (Calaveras, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne) for the 2006-07 school...

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Sample Material

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Lesson Observation

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This form is used in formal lesson observations of teachers. Observers rate the teacher on various methods of instruction, including learning objectives, checking for understanding, skill and...

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Sample Material

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Teacher Interview Questions and Scoring

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School administrators use these questions to interview prospective language arts teachers. The questions are designed to gauge the teacher's knowledge and commitment to standards-based instruction...

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