THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO

Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning

Results-Focused Teacher Teams


Research Insights on Teamwork

  1. Does a paradigm shift in medicine apply to schools?
  2. What Google learned about its most successful teams
  3. Byproducts of effective teacher teamwork
  4. Key characteristics of highly effective schools

Collaboratively Analyzing Assessments

  1. A teacher learns how to work with his colleagues
  2. Teacher leaders supporting interim data analysis
  3. Three layers of interim assessment data analysis
  4. Third-grade teachers use math interim assessments

Overcoming What Can Go Wrong

  1. Five phases of teacher reactions to interim assessments
  2. How some PLCs are going off the rails
  3. The missing piece in many PLCs
  4. How principals can orchestrate effective teamwork

Singletons and Scheduling

  1. Addressing the challenge of "lonely singleton" teachers
  2. A small school figures out PLCs
  3. Ideas for carving out time for teacher team meetings

Professional Learning Suggestions