Monday, December 7, 2009

Blazing the Trail

It has been exciting to see our literacy committee at work. Everyone is sharing ideas, volunteering their time and embracing change. The entire committee is committed to seeing the school culture change so that literacy strategies are used in all curriculum areas. We understand that how we go about making the change is critical. Our impact will be much greater if we can get the entire school to adopt the strategies and feel they will benefit from their implementation. It is important for us to recognize that many teachers are using literacy strategies in an informal way. Our goal is to be consistent throughout the building on how strategies are being taught and to select basic strategies to focus on across all curriculum areas.

1 comment:

  1. Consistency is very much the key to the success of literacy teams and the strategies. Our team at JFK has taken turns modeling a different strategy for our staff at monthly faculty meetings. It is exciting to see everyone on board with the program!!