That led me to express how much I value working with another teacher to serve our team of 44 students well.
Then I realized that our teaching community profits from a scaffolded approach to team that includes the following:
- Class cluster of two classroom teachers, 44 students/families, and related specialists.
- Grade level PLC/RTI teams that meet once a week to share formal/informal data, needs, and ideas to plan for teaching all children well.
- A school team that meets once a month at a faculty meeting.
- District-wide grade level/subject area teams that meet occasionally for professional learning events.
- Outside of school professional learning network share and learning.
As others joined in, I realized that it may be advantageous to add a strong "student centered" social media platform to this effort. Edmettle was recommended and I'll try it out soon.
This is just a start to a whole new area of thought with regard to opening up and deepening lines of communication, share, and work to teach children well. Thanks for the inspiration PLN!