The Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness
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Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learning
Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes—incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful.
- Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshops
- Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions
- Each of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning
- Whitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with a proven track record improving teacher effectiveness
This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.
(ineffective) 20. Constantly seek to learn new and better ways to teach. (effective) 21. Relate lessons to the lives of the students. (effective) 22. Resist change. (ineffective) 23. Accept and welcome change as a necessary part of growth. (effective) 24. Often speak of students with fondness. (effective) 25. Often speak of students with disapproval. (ineffective) 26. Express belief in each student. (effective) 27. Make tireless efforts to keep parents informed of student progress.
this test as you’d like. Because this is given as a “group test,” all will do well. So now you can say, Great job! You aced that test. I knew you would. But if we are brutally honest with ourselves, we can probably all find a few ways in which we are sometimes ineffective. IMPLEMENTATION Give each teacher a copy (complete with answer key) of the test you just gave. Their assignment this week is to identify two or three areas of weakness in their own teaching and begin, this week, to improve in
all back together in a week so that you can all share your greeting experiences. When you do bring them back together, spend a few minutes sharing what reactions you noticed as you greeted the students all week. Then allow teachers to share what they noticed. Tell them you want this practice to continue for the rest of the year. Greeting students enthusiastically every day is a simple way to say you care, you’re happy to see them, you love teaching them, and you want them to return. It’s also a
negative mind-set. We have helped many teachers turn their schools’ teachers’ lounges into positive places where teachers can put their feet up and relax for a few minutes each day, enjoying the companionship of other positive co-workers. How have we helped them accomplish this? It’s really quite simple. We’ve encouraged them to Stop avoiding the teachers’ lounge. Enlist the support of a few positive co-workers and frequent the lounge as often as your schedule allows. Enter the lounge with a
providing simple, useful, easy-to-implement techniques for improving classroom management. However, no teacher ever finishes learning to manage a classroom. Your best teachers are always hungry for new tips, tricks, and strategies, and your less-than-best teachers desperately need them. Today your teachers will receive yet more tips, techniques, and strategies for improving classroom management. But this time, they will be learning from each other. INSERVICE Begin today’s inservice by sharing