When Students Fail to Learn

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Creating a schoolwide response when a student does not learn requires a high level of collaboration. Teachers must be comfortable sharing their students' needs-and their own struggles to respond-with colleagues. The protocols offered in this book build trust as well as shared knowledge and skills for analyzing, interpreting, and acting upon student assessment data needed to shift thinking from "my students" to "our students"-where everyone in the school is invested in each ...

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Overview

Creating a schoolwide response when a student does not learn requires a high level of collaboration. Teachers must be comfortable sharing their students' needs-and their own struggles to respond-with colleagues. The protocols offered in this book build trust as well as shared knowledge and skills for analyzing, interpreting, and acting upon student assessment data needed to shift thinking from "my students" to "our students"-where everyone in the school is invested in each student's learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935543855
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Pages: 101
  • Sales rank: 961,510
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword iii

Introduction 1

Changing the Culture of a School 1

What Culture Shifts Are Needed? 2

What Changes Occur as a School Develops Its Response When Students Fail to Learn? 6

How Does a Protocol Support Adaptive Change? 7

Section 1 The Facilitator's Role in Promoting Change 9

What Is the Role of the Facilitator? 9

What Are Ground Rules, and Why Are They Important to Collaborative Work? 10

1.1 Creating Ground Rules With a New Group 11

1.2 Creating Ground Rules With an Existing Group 13

1.3 Reflecting on Ground Rules at Start of Meeting 15

1.4 Personal Accountability for Ground Rules 16

1.5 Exit Slip Reflection on Ground Rules 17

Section 2 Protocols for Learning as a School 19

2.1 Uncovering Assumptions 21

2.2 Spreading the Learning 23

2.3 Circulating Discussion 24

2.4 Key Word/Key Idea Sentence 25

2.5 Muddling a Practice 26

Section 3 Protocols for Assessing a School's Capacity to Respond When Students Fail to Learn 27

3.1 Self-Assessment of Culture Shifts 29

3.2 Vision Energizer 31

3.3 "Building Common Language" Icebreaker 33

3.4 Identifying Adaptive Challenges 35

3.5 Assessment of Learning Community Roles 38

3.6 Documentation and Celebration of Team or School Learning 40

Section 4 Team Protocols 43

4.1 Documenting Personal, Professional, and Student Learning 45

4.2 Common Assessment Analysis 47

4.3 Consultancy 49

4.4 Sharing an Instructional Practice 51

4.5 Peer Visit 52

4.6 Monitoring Improvements in Learning 53

Section 5 Schoolwide Response Protocols 57

5.1 Casting-the-Net-Wide Data Review 59

5.2 Student Work Slice Think Tank 61

5.3 Intervention Identification 63

5.4 Monitoring Interventions 65

5.5 Celebration of Student Learning Results 67

Section 6 Other Applications and Adaptations of Protocols 69

Closing 71

Acknowledgments 73

References 75

Appendix: Reproducibles 79

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