Implementing Practice Based PD
Creating Authentic Teaching Simulations
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Professional development meetings usually cover just one of a vast number of different domains and teaching skills. But actual teaching involves making a variety of different kinds of teacher decisions all at once. Teachers are going to need practice at navigating that kind of decision making, and putting together all the moves and strategies that you've taught them.
This Mini walks you through a PD practice strategy called The Group of Six. It's a classroom simulation strategy that authentically divides a teacher's attention, and is driven by a teacher coach or instructional dean who provides feedback and modeling for six teachers at a time.