Why Teacher Appreciation?
Do I even have to ask?
Teachers do the most difficult and important work in the world, and in May, we all get to show our gratitude. As the school year approaches its end, teachers are working their hardest to help students succeed during that final push, all the while motivating, grading, closing out the school year, and even planning for the school year ahead. So this month’s blog is dedicated to using Agile practices and mindsets to help teachers with all the many things they do to nurture their students’ learning and growth. After all, where would any of us be without the wisdom of our teachers?
Tools & Features
This month’s blog features a few tools for teachers to agilify their instructional practices and care for themselves. You are appreciated.
Agilify your Lesson Plan and other Agile Instruction Tips
Agile Learning Objectives and Effective “Story Writing” for ALL Teams
Agile Educator Self-Care Compass
All the tools and features from previous and current blog posts can be found here!
Why Agile… in Education?
The Agile framework originated from the world of software development, and a need arose to collaborate on product development in a smarter way. Agile teams work effectively as a unit and can better react to the inevitable changes in innovation and education. The Agile philosophy encompasses a group of methodologies that guide goal development, continuous improvement, and collaboration.
When applied to education, the Agile framework and methodologies look like Best Practices in a system of student engagement, teamwork, exploration, relevance, objective mastery, increasing depth-of-knowledge, 21st Century skills in action, self-efficacy, and intrinsic motivation. Agile learners iteratively develop and grow trust, collaboration, culture, and reflective practice for lifelong learning and success.
Join us on the journey at blueprinteducation.org/agile.
Author: Marina O’Connell, MAEd, CSM, CSPO, CAL K-12