The Joys of Teaching & Learning

I had an amazing week at work last week! I feel the need to capture this happiness (for my happy file!) before the next round of stress begins.

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I spent two days with some stellar Studio Classroom teachers, examining our instructional practices while designing an Inquiry Unit for students. I spent the following two days on four different site visits with instructional coaches. During my site visits I have the opportunity to visit classrooms, discuss instructional strengths and coaching messages, and site-based professional development.

I celebrate all of the hard-working teachers in our system, who are in year two of our ELA CCSS implementation while beginning our year one Math CCSS implementation. Teachers across our system are developing a growth mindset about their own practice and in the minds of their students. They are grappling with an insane amount of new learning, while persevering through a variety of challenges. And our instructional coaches are supporting them through all of these new learning opportunities.

Friday was a day focused on professional development planning in collaborative teams, which is always some of my favorite work. What a great week of instructionally-focused work!


What did you add to your happy file this week?







About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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4 Responses to The Joys of Teaching & Learning

  1. Veronica says:

    A sense of accomplishment made me happy this week. ELD is happening, CELDT testing is going well, and I’m ready for the ELAC meeting, at least for this week I can say my goals and task were accomplish.

  2. Mechelle says:

    I love hearing about your happy times at work. You are all working so hard, I’m glad you can enjoy it. I get to do PD this week, so that makes me happy.

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