That’s a good thing when it comes to supporting teachers.
I’m into gardening – my daughter and me. One thing I’ve learned (the hard way) is soil matters. The recently planted Musclin mix didn’t sprout. My table wasn’t filled with luscious greens.
After a quick conversation with Google I learned it was the soil.
The soil wasn’t right for the seeds to sprout.
I’ve never met a teacher who didn’t want to grow. I’ve never met a teacher who didn’t want to have success with his students.
Even the saltiest veteran wants her students to thrive.
When you perceive a teacher is struggling, the first question is not about:
- lesson plans
The first question to ask is about climate. Is the instructional climate right for this teacher?
Last week I posted 5 Reasons that Teachers Can’t Be Judged By Scores and it digs deeper into reasons that teachers “struggle.”
Consider passing it along to your campus with a quick message that says you have their back. It’ll work wonders for your instructional climate.