|PD Team Leads are reading this book!|
In today's meeting, our PD leaders voted to learn more about how to create a culture where assessment and reflection become a regular part of our practice. To help us in our initial discussion of this topic, read Chapter 4 of Driven by Data - then if you feel compelled, please respond to any of the following prompts as a response to this post.
1. What seemed to be a key factor in building buy-in with the resistant teacher in the opening story? What do you think about the statement "any initiative that requires complete buy-in prior to implementation is likely to fail"?
2. Where do you see yourself / your SLC / your department in the phases described on p. 107?
3. What do you think about the idea of "building by borrowing"? Do you think there is potential for us to adapt effective practices from other schools who have been successful (or do you think we have to start from the ground up because we're so weird)?
4. Do you think the idea to build a leadership team from a combined "expert network" and "trust network" would be a good way to start developing momentum at our school? Why or why not?