Teacher teams are one of the most important strategies to promote teacher growth and ignite student learning—if done well. But how to make this crucial time as effective as possible?
The Vision for Success document below helps school leadership teams define roles needed to create effective shared-content teaching teams (i.e. teachers who share a common grade and subject or course)
The prototype illustrates what it would take to make that vision a reality, including detailed sample master, teacher, and school leader schedules; staffing allocation and assignment; and budget benefits/trade-offs. When we work with districts, we use prototypes to show how leaders can create effective school designs that strategically leverage resources while reflecting the realities of the district’s context. They draw from best practices that are seen in high-performing schools across the country.
These tools were originally developed for school leaders in Tulsa Public Schools, as part of our school design work to create and implement a teacher leadership model. School leaders in the district used them as inspiration while creating their staffing plans, schedule, and budget for the next school year. We encourage other school leaders to use them as a starting place for their own discussions.