CornerStone Teachers

Providing the 12 Touchstones of Effective Instruction

Cornerstone Teachers

According to the dictionary, a cornerstone is a person or thing of prime importance…At Whitesburg, Cornerstone Teachers regularly demonstrate highly effective instructional practices. These practices are the essential elements needed to build an effective school.

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

Using Bryan Goodwin and Elizabeth Ross Hubbell's book, The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day, Cornerstone Teachers will work work to improve their practice as they discuss, collaborate, and implement effective instructional strategies. By becoming demanding (articulating and maintaining high expectations for learning), supportive (providing a nurturing learning environment), and intentional (knowing what you are doing and why), teachers will be build a culture that promotes rigor, relevance, relationships, and responsibility throughout our school.

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The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused