We had some great conversations with folks at our booth at TASA Midwinter. I hope everyone that had a chance to see Strive is excited about it.
Something that resonated in the conversations this week was our concepts of Learning and Doing Actions. The goal statement is fated to end up like many of our New Year’s resolutions if we don’t handle action-planning properly. In Strive, a teacher is able to plan any number of Learning and Doing Actions during the life of the Professional Goal to make it happen.
I love the potential here for teachers and their instructional leaders to collaborate on their goals to make them succeed or to even reflect on barriers to success. We want Strive to be a safe place for real professional growth, where goal-setting can be honest and include meaningful self-evaluation.
If you want to learn more, please visit our booth at TCEA or The Assessment Conference (both in Austin)!
Back when I was a teacher in the nineties, I attended staff development on a regular basis. When I became an instructional coach, we called it professional development.
I want to talk about the hot topic of Student Growth, but I’m going to take the long way around. So let's begin with a little pop quiz:
The easiest method to determine growth is to take a measurement, take a second measurement at a later time, and subtract the results.