As an administrator and instructional leader in your school or district, you are well-positioned to positively impact teaching and learning in mathematics. The ways in which you empower teachers to engage in best practices in mathematics teaching are reflected in your Six Spheres of Influence.
Your Six Spheres of Influence:
- The lens through which you observe teachers
- Your expectations regarding the posting of lesson objectives
- Your requirements related to lesson structures
- The ways you hold teachers accountable to provide feedback to students
- The structures you have in place for intervention
- How you support teacher planning
In this sixth and final post focused on unpacking the spheres, I will share my views on teacher planning.
How to Support Teacher Planning
What I’ve noticed over the last few years is that teachers are working harder than ever before but planning less. The possible reasons for this phenomenon are well beyond this blog, but what to do to support teachers is not. Your sphere of influence can be made more impactful by supporting teachers to plan using the TQE Process. The TQE Process refers to the use of tasks, questions, and evidence to help students meet a specified learning goal.