Teacher leadership is key to improving student achievement for at-risk students. A teacher leadership framework is most effective when it includes the components of self and collective efficacy strategies, teacher self-reflection platforms, peer coaching, continuous instructional feedback, differentiated professional development, and a laser focus of refining instructional practices through the PLC cycle. Video Coaching has helped our teachers reflect upon their practices to improve teaching and learning for students. Our teachers have gained the confidence to make instructional decisions and implement strategies in an environment that promotes risk-taking and action-based research through the promotion of teacher leadership. Our school experienced achievement gains in reading and math from the beginning of the year to the middle of the year by 12% during progress monitoring. We projected our campus to grow at least 20% by the end of the school year. Our teachers continue to provide quality online instruction for our students using the best instructional practices and strategies, which evolved through their use of video coaching and self-reflection, despite COVID-19. Our growth was due to teacher’s being empowered to use self-reflection to make instructional adjustments. With the right support tools and a culture of teacher leadership, students can achieve academic success.
Dr. Felicia Bolden
Dr. Felicia Bolden is an elementary school principal in Fort Bend ISD. She has 21 years of experience in the field of education. Her interests are teacher leadership, technology, differentiation, elementary science, supporting at-risk students, and administration.
Dr. Felicia Bolden
This session is good for: Campus Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Teachers (K-5)
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