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Reflecting on Year One

Despite the diversity of the people we are working with, we all want one thing - for our staff and teams to genuinely and honestly work together for the betterment of teaching and for the success of all learners. This past year at Jigsaw Learning has been…

June 13, 2019 | Author: Arlene Littlemore | Read Article

Three Things I Learned in Reflecting Upon This Year . . .

1. Relationships are key. One of my earliest conversations with Lorna hinged upon the value of relationships. To ensure I was carrying out the work in a manner representative of what JIgsaw Learning has established across the educational landscape, I…

June 11, 2019 | Author: Cheryl Gascoyne | Read Article

CRM Progression - Targets for Implementation

There are two certainties that exist when it comes to the establishment and ongoing deepening of a Collaborative Response Model at the school level: 1. The model is complex - although it can be effectively summarized through the interrelatedness of the…

June 10, 2019 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Going Deeper in Collaborative Team Meetings Idea #4 – Determine Team Tasks

This posting is part of a series, aimed at sharing high-impact ideas and practices for consideration in relation to Collaborative Team Meetings. A common refrain that we hear from schools is that once regular collaborative time is established (weekly or…

March 2, 2019 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Reflecting on School Reviews

In November, I had the absolute privilege (albeit, exhausting!) to travel up to Fort Vermilion School Division with Kurtis and Lorna Hewson to spend a week providing the School Division with 15 detailed, insightful Collaborative Response Model (CRM) school…

February 2, 2019 | Author: Arlene Littlemore | Read Article