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Examining Collaborative Team Meetings - Maximum Staff Participation

It takes a team! Ensuring diversity of thought at the table is a critical element for impactful Collaborative Team Meetings.

June 15, 2021 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Examining Collaborative Team Meetings - Establishing and Reinforcing Norms

One characteristic of a high functioning team is the ability to engage deeply with one another, in order to establish and reinforce psychological safety amongst its members. Establishing and reinforcing team norms is a critical function that helps to…

January 12, 2021 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Examining Collaborative Team Meetings - Pre-Meeting Organizers

Having teachers come to the Collaborative Team Meeting prepared for the conversation is critical to its success. Integral to coming prepared is the utilization of a pre-meeting organizer.

November 16, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Examining Collaborative Team Meetings - Shifting to Key Issues

By ensuring the primary focus in the Collaborative Team Meeting is shifted to key issues surfaced through an examination of individual students, we can ensure that this meeting structure within Collaborative Response places attention on the Tier 2…

October 29, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Fostering Psychological Safety

As a Jigsaw Learning team, we recently engaged in a team discussion regarding actions that school leaders take that can positively or negatively impact psychological safety. We encourage leaders to review our ideas, to help identify actions they are…

August 24, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Classroom Planning for Intentional Connectedness

For our team of educators, having intentionality in the way we layer support, connectedness and accountability is incredibly important when establishing an effective and manageable plan for our work. But what could this look like in the classroom?

May 22, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Planning for Intentional Connectedness - Layering Meetings During a Pandemic

Having intentionality in the way we layer support, connectedness and accountability is incredibly important to establishing an effective and manageable plan for reaching the goals you wish to achieve.

April 2, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Potentially Obvious, Possibly Brilliant! Daily Notes and Ideas Collection

A collection of daily notes and ideas for teachers, leaders and organizations currently facing a new reality with the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day, a new "potentially obvious, possibly brilliant" idea will be shared. Follow #jigsawlearning or…

April 2, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Collaborative Team Meetings

March 23, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Examining Collaborative Team Meetings - Roles in Team Meetings

One structure that we have seen repeatedly have a positive impact on the efficiency and overall flow of the meeting has been the introduction, utilization and reinforcement of individual roles.

February 23, 2020 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article