Teacher Improvement

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The teacher improvement project shown allowed me to expand a teacher’s (and my own) knowledge based around the collaborative clinical and developmental supervision model explained by Daresh. It began with an area of need identified by the teacher, consisted of multiple observational visits, was revised through formative feedback sessions, and jointly evaluated through a reflection process.The topic chosen was assessment in elementary arts. The product consisted of a reflective rubric that asks students to cognitively engage themselves in art.

This project was heavily steeped in scholarship and best teaching practices, but the route to its success was built upon a relationship of trust. No work begun until I understood the teacher’s classroom and his beliefs. We shared knowledge and I was certain to state that there was no opportunity for failure, only experimentation. The result was true growth and better classroom instruction.