The Power Zone
The teacher who spends a significant amount of instructional time in the power zone is better able to accurately address specific student misconceptions. This increases student success; and in many cases, increases the overall pace of instruction, allowing teachers to increase the depth and/or breadth of the content presented.
- Be on time.
- If you are invited to an ARD and will not be in attendance, please let the diagnostician know.
- Accept ARD invites as you receive them.
- No technology should be used in ARD's unless they are critical to the completion of the ARD.
- No cross communication, verbal or nonverbal, during ARDS that is not critical to the completion of the ARD...decrease amount of unnecessary discussion that is off topic and stick to the points at hand.
- ARD paperwork is a legal binding document. When you sign it, you are agreeing to comply with it. (Yes, you still have to sign it.)
Odds and Ends
- Be on time to duty stations.
- Discuss during team meetings: student testing opportunities (How many are we giving in one day?), review the weekly calendar, and Dragon Points.
- If you write something on the board about a student's discipline, then it is not confidential. (Been there in the old Assertive Discipline days.) See confidentiality from previous Dragon Points.
- Update grades weekly.