T-TESS Roll-out Support
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T-TESS Conferencing Tool Flip Chart
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Always consult your T-TESS Appraiser Training Handbook for full guidance on the T-TESS process.
See the Four P's of a New Beginning below to help you frame your leadership approach to your T-TESS roll-out.
T-TESS for the LID Classroom from Region 20
Download Tim Regal's Preparing for T-TESS: Six Things Every K-12 Leader in Texas Should Know by clicking here.
The T-TESS Roll-Out Dropbox has all the files from the Unpacking the T-TESS Rubric TOT. These resources are appropriate for beginning conversations with your staff prior to orientation and full implementation.
The Four P's of a New Beginning
Adapted from McRel’s Balanced Leadership
Purpose: Teachers need to understand the purpose of the outcome; therefore, district and campus leaders clearly articulate and model that T-TESS is about growth, development, support and collaboration.
Picture: Teachers need to see what the outcome looks, feels, and sounds like; therefore, district and campus leaders establish practical strategies to help teachers understand the big picture and drill down to the details of the rubric over time in a systematic way to create common language and understandings.
Plan: Teachers need to know there is a plan; therefore, district and campus leaders generate a plan and work the plan over time, monitoring and adjusting based on implementation and impact data.
Part: Teachers buy-in when they have a part in the plan; therefore, strategies are in place to include them in the plan – allowing them to see the benefits for teachers and students.
The T-TESS model is very purposeful, and you can be a messenger of the purpose.
The way you unpack the rubric with your team will allow them to picture the system at work.
Plan & Part
Teacher participation in goal setting pre- and post-conferences will help them plan and be part of growth.