Engaging in Courageous Conversations:
    Developing the Organization

Uses performance appraisal to foster professional growth, and challenges the thinking and learning of staff to further develop professional practice.

Consider basing performance appraisals on one or more of the frameworks to foster professional growth and challenge thinking and learning of staff. Provide staff with appropriate Professional Learning opportunities.

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Administrator Look-Fors for Effective Mathematics Instruction
A set of look-fors to identify elements of an effective mathematics program. May be used as part of a professional growth plan or to set directions for a school’s mathematics program.

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Guide for Administrators and other Facilitators of Teachers’ Learning for Mathematics Instruction
This 4 page guide provides a framework to inform implementation of effective mathematics classroom practices. The six broad organizers – Equity, Curriculum, Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, Learning Tools and Teaching – are essential dimensions of a high quality program, and align with those in the Ontario Curriculum, Mathematics, Revised.
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Interactive White Boards
The framework for effective mathematics teaching and learning using the Interactive Whiteboard was designed after systematic research in 12 classrooms in Ontario. The framework describes how teachers and students are using Interactive Whiteboards in their classrooms.
Math Talk Learning Community Research Synopsis
Evidence of Math-Talk Learning Community: Action Trajectory for Teacher and Student adapted from Hufferd-Ackles, Fuson, & Gamoran Sherin is a rubric that can assist in moving teachers along the continuum of forming math-talk learning communities in their classrooms.
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Professional Growth in Classroom Management/Dynamics
The Professional Growth Chart is a unique way to describe and understand teacher skill development in managing group dynamics in a classroom or school setting.
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Professional Learning Guides
Each of the 12 professional learning guides provides suggestions on how to move from research to classroom practice, and includes a template for teacher reflection and action.