Leading the Rebound: 20+ Must-Dos to Restart Teaching and Learning
Published by: University of Toronto Press
Published: April 2021
Page Count: 112 Pages
Dimensions: 8.50 x 10.80
112 Pages, 8.50 x 10.80 x 0.40 in
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Let's make the "next normal" a "better normal"
If there ever was a time for our heroic school leadership to persevere, it's now. Because now, well over one year since the pandemic stretched the resilience and reserves of our school systems, it's time to "rebound." It's time to leverage this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot teaching and learning as we know it so that we magnify the effective practices from the past while leveraging the so many recent lessons learned.
This is where Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith, and John Hattie, coauthors of The Distance Learning Playbook series, are ideally equipped to serve as your collaborators.
Inside Leading the Rebound: 20+ Must-Dos to Restart Teaching and Learning you'll find immediate actions, mindsets, and approaches to take if we're to reimagine and improve our schools and school systems. Step by step, you'll discover explicit guidance on how to: 1. Take care of yourself; 2. Take stock and find the path; 3. Rebuild teacher agency; 4. Rebuild collective teacher efficacy; 5. Foreground social and emotional learning; 6. Change the learning loss narrative; 7. Guide teacher clarity; 8. Ensure instructional excellence; 9. Use assessments for a range of purposes; 10. Design and implement interventions; 11. Wind back parent-teacher relationships; 12. Establish restorative practices; 13. Avoid stealing the conflict; 14. Enhance teacher-student and student-student interactions; 15. Develop early warning systems for attendance, behavior, and course completion; 16. Confront cognitive challenges to learning; 17. Ensure equitable and restorative grading; 18. Enhance PLCs; 19. Provide empathetic feedback; 20. Host honest performance conversations; 21. Maintain our social presence; 22. Future-proof teachers and students.