- be relentless in support of all learners
- make intentions and strategies clear
- project based learning and building community connections
- self-regulation from emotional control to deep readiness to learn
- the impact of co-teaching
- going in depth on one topic “If we lose focus, so do the kids.”
- the ripple effect of resiliency
- moving from a small team to a whole school initiative
- integrated and seamless use of technology
|Debbie Leighton Stephens and Roberta Edzerza at NOII Northwest celebration|
And, the work in BC is being recognized in a range of international forums. Lead the Change is the name of the journal prepared by the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) at the American Educational Research Association. Recently Louise Stoll, a lead international researcher from the Institute of London, was interviewed by Dennis Shirley. She was asked what she saw as some of the most promising educational change innovations. As part of her response she identified the work in BC and the spiral of inquiry as ‘a research-rich framework for collaborative inquiry.’
Check out the complete article.
Despite our challenges, there is much for us to celebrate and for us to be proud of. As Linda so eloquently said at the recent symposium, BC teachers rock!