5 Powerful Teacher Collaboration Ideas To Try With The Span™ System
Source: www.nureva.com | Re-Post CCS 5/25/2017 –
Teachers, do you ever feel like your classroom is an island? On the one hand, you spend every moment surrounded by 20 (or 30, or 40) individuals, all with their own quirks, needs and challenges. On the other hand, finding a window of time to actually connect with your colleagues can be very tricky.
That’s why it’s so important to make the most of the teacher collaboration sessions you have – staff meetings, curriculum planning sessions, PD days. Luckily, the same tool that helps students develop ideas, share perspectives and solve problems can help here as well.
Looking to get more out of your grade-level meetings? Interested in PD sessions that make a real impact on students and staff meetings that address all perspectives – and end on time? Here are 5 ways the Span system can help spark better teacher collaboration in your school.
1. GET MORE DONE IN STAFF MEETINGS
It’s 3:30 p.m. and you’ve said goodbye to your last student. All you really want to do is dig into planning the next day’s lessons – but instead you rush down to the library for a staff meeting. Once there, you sit back as your admin team imparts the latest district-wide policy, having little chance to comment. Or perhaps a discussion gets going about report cards, and by the time everyone has had a say, it’s 5:00 p.m. and half the meeting agenda is left unaccomplished.
With the Span system, you have the power to shake up dull staff meetings. Information that needs to be shared can be placed directly on the Span system. Then you can turn on quick-share mode and let everyone easily ask questions or add comments right on the canvas – from phones, laptops or other devices. It’s an easy way to make sure everyone can contribute without staying at school till dark.