Great Teaching matters most! High-quality teacher teams are the cornerstone to Great Teaching. Through establishing routines that are interdependent and collaborative, teacher teams pursue common instructional purposes and goals, jointly examine their students’ learning and share their unique expertise. Years of research link “higher levels of student achievement to educators who work in the collaborative culture of a professional learning community” (DuFour, 2011). The Teacher Team Toolkit supports this important work of teacher teams.
The Teacher Team Toolkit provides a set of guidelines and resources to support teacher teams in the implementation of Great Teaching. The Great Teaching Matters Framework communicates MMSD’s vision and goals for effective teaching. The Teacher Team Overview discusses the actions, purpose and tools and resources that support each component of Great Teaching. The tools and resources are designed to be used as needed in concert with Great Teaching. An updated Teacher Team Toolkit will be available each year.
Use the links below to download the tools and resources from the Teacher Team Toolkit. Some tools and resources are informational; others are templates for teams to utilize.
Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practices