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Introducing Collaborative Team Meetings: Meeting Roles

When we think about the importance of determining roles in our collaborative team meetings, we will once again reinforce the idea that roles can be impactful in all types of meetings, not only in collaborative team meetings. They can help support the other…

February 20, 2023 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Introducing Collaborative Team Meetings: Pre-Meeting Organizers

The pre-meeting organizer helps reinforce that when we ask the question of who would you like to talk about, the person knows who as they have already put thought into their students, looked at their data and have identified a key issue aligned with the…

February 20, 2023 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Introducing Collaborative Team Meetings: Intentional Agenda

A key consideration for collaborative team meetings is the development of an intentional and integrated agenda and notes document. This provides predictability for your teams, and it guides the process of moving from one item to the next in your agenda, as…

February 20, 2023 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Introducing Collaborative Team Meetings: Team Norms

The establishment of team norms, not only for collaborative team meetings, but all layers of team, is critically important.

February 20, 2023 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Introducing Collaborative Team Meetings: Maximum Participation

A key consideration for collaborative team meetings is involving a number of people who come to that team with varying perspectives. Accessing as many different voices around the table allows for diversity of thought and breadth of ideas.

February 20, 2023 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Introducing Collaborative Team Meetings: Aligned Focus

When establishing collaborative team meetings, it's important that we start with a focus. Without an aligned focus for the conversation, we often default to discussing behaviors which often can lead to things that are outside of our locus of control.

February 20, 2023 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Examining Collaborative Team Meetings - Establishing the Agenda

The design of the Collaborative Team Meeting is highly intentional and focuses on maximizing the time a team is together to have the greatest overall impact on classroom practice to support as many students as possible. Key to this structure is the…

October 22, 2021 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

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