Sharpening skills for our century
An assessment of the competencies students will need to succeed in this changing world lead an Indiana middle school to transform instruction through professional development. Teachers and students alike experienced a shift as student-directed learning replaced one-size-fits all projects and memorization.
By Valerie von Frank
Lessons from a coach: First, I assess how teachers learn
Julie McDonnell of Rockwood School District in Eureka, Mo., uses an inventory she adapted to get to know the teachers she works with in her capacity as an instructional coach.
Focus on NSDC's standards: Collaboration needs resolution skills
When teams are learning to collaborate, the ability to handle conflict becomes an essential skill. (Available to the public.)
By Joellen Killion
NSDC tool: Trust factors
Use this team assessment to gather information about many factors that increase trust in groups, including competence, confidence, integrity, and openness.