Open to: All teachers.
Opportunity at a Glance: Part 1 of this series introduced our resource, “The Danger of a Single Story.” Today, we’ll consider how student surveys may be used as a central way to enhance classroom culture. Through engaging in this professional learning activity, participants will develop a student survey that they can use to formatively assess their classroom environment.
As a reminder, The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning (CIPL) and the Office of Library Services (OLS) are providing free access to 70 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) eBook titles. Some titles that connect
to building a culture for learning include:
- Encouragement in the Classroom: How Do I Help Students Stay Positive and Focused? (Book 18, p. 13): Explore practical ways to foster humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude within a positive classroom that engages students and enhances their
- Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How Do I Help Students Reflect and Grow as Learners? (Book 62, p. 27): Learn how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.
Check back soon for the final post in our cycle “Knowing Your Students” in which we’ll explore ways to facilitate intellectual risk in a classroom.
Take action: Visit WeTeachNYC.org to access these resources and many more. As always, the Teacher Effectiveness team would love to hear about how you’re using these resources and their impact on your practice. Please share by emailing the team.