Eastside's Model of Instruction

The Need for Common Language and Common Tools

While working through the essential standard, CFA, and data process of becoming a true PLC, the staff began to question one another on what a good teaching strategy actually looked like. They began to say statements such as, "What is engagement?" This led to the process of defining our Model of Instruction. We have barely scratched the surface of this and have lots of work still to do.

Staff Defined Engagement

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Hattie's Effective Strategies

Hattie's Effective Strategies

This past summer I began to show staff Hattie's research and we began to dive into the strategies. Each week on my newsletter I would share a strategy. This has now evolved into teachers sharing their strategies on the newsletter as well as opening their classroom up for their peers to observe it in action. For the month of February, staff are using the We Love Hattie tic-tac-toe board to use strategies throughout the month.
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Mr. Oseguera Class Survey - Student included success criteria in the describing his class

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Guiding Coalition Developed a Peer Observation System

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Next Steps

  1. Eastside staff has started to ask about creating common anchor charts for various Hattie Strategies to help with consistency around the building.
  2. Teachers are wanting to continue peer observations and plan to give one another advice on teaching strategies. The Guiding Coalition has created a feedback form to use for this.
  3. Grades 3-5 have begun to have conversations around speaking with K-2 about common language in mathematics and literacy.
  4. Ask for feedback from Student Action Team about what the staff defined as engagement