Wednesday, January 12, 2011


At our first meeting, we'll take the Mastery Assessment that starts on Page 8.  It is a self-scored "pre-test" of sorts to help you identify where you might be on the road to becoming a "Master Teacher."  You can keep the results to yourself, or you can share the results with the Team - it's entirely up to you.
As you begin to read the Intro, think about any of the following questions.  Don't worry - there are no right or wrong answers.  Feel free to blog about them by typing out your thoughts by clicking the Comments link below, as the mood strikes you.
  • What do you believe is a "master teacher?" How do teachers become master teachers?

  • Which of the seven principles resonates with you most? Why?

1 comment:

  1. Master teachers gain students' attention & cooperation. They get done what needs to be done, and make it look effortless - they've figured out the tricks of the trade. Master teachers get their students to achieve their highest potential, no matter what that is.

    Master teachers are flexible & adaptive, and understand that they are learners too. Becoming a Master teacher is a journey, not a destination; a marathon, not a sprint.

    "Know where your students are going," is interesting. The hard part is that there are so many different paths and so many different goals - there's no one solution. How can their goals and our goals become one & the same? How do we vary our support so it's just enough, but not a crutch?

    "Support Your Students" resonates because so many of our kids have little to no support from home. How do we draw the line between the support we give and the support that should be coming from home?

    "Quality, not Quantity" - How do we engage kids in constructivist lessons, and balance that with standardized testing or other standards?


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