The best school leaders know collaboration is key.
As decades of research from The Consortium on Chicago School Research points out, collaborative teachers are one of five evidence-based factors needed to drive school improvement.
Additionally, a 2015 study of 336 Miami-Dade County public schools, published in the American Educational Research Journal, revealed, “Teachers and schools that engage in better quality collaboration have better achievement gains in math and reading. Moreover, teachers improve at greater rates when they work in schools with better collaboration quality.”
But effectively collaborating with colleagues doesn’t have to take up hours from your day or week. Taking a cue from the Agile movement, educators can increase collaboration while saving time by implementing a daily or weekly stand-up meeting, also known as a “scrum.”
A stand-up meeting happens at the same time every day or week (regardless of who cannot attend), lasts no more than 15 minutes, and is designed to increase velocity on projects through efficient communication.
Stand-up meetings are a tool the ThinkCERCA team uses every day to quickly check in on projects and goals—and one your instructional team can use to stay aligned on instructional initiatives and individual student progress.
Here’s how it works:
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