Voice from NWAEA Lead Learners
This week's tip comes from Brandi Jensen, consulting teacher at Spalding Park Elementary in Sioux City. Brandi uses her electronic calendar to schedule time with teachers. She color codes her calendar so that she can quickly monitor where she is spending her time. Within the calendar settings she can open a meeting notice and type reflections as well. The calendar syncs with her phone and alerts her 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment. She is also able to share her calendar with her administrators which keeps them informed of her schedule.
Brandi also encourages new teacher leaders to continue to build relationships with teachers. One tip she shares is for teacher leaders to stop in teachers' classrooms during their prep period and ask if they can help plan or ask what they are planning for the next week. This short dialogue could help open doors to future coaching cycles.