The Answer is Here!!
As I speak with Principals, PLC Facilitators, and Lead Teachers, one question keeps repeating itself:
“What can I do to be an effective instructional leader when I only have a few minutes once a week or in many cases once a month with my faculty?”
The Ten Minute Inservice!
By Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux
The book design perfectly outlines the purpose, inservice, and implementation of forty “easy to implement inservices.” Each inservice fits into a 10 minute block of time. One example is “A Scream to Blow Off Steam” pg. 23. The purpose of the inservice begins with a short poem.
"I know just why you scream at me
You scream to blow off steam at me
And when your steam blows everyone knows
You’re as out of control as you seem to be!”
The ideas for discussion are listed with questions you can ask your staff. Then there is a specific plan for implementation. A complete 10 minute inservice is planned and ready for your time of instructional leadership!
The answer can be found in this great resource. This book allows you, The Instructional Leader, to provide “useful, meaningful, ongoing training for your teachers.” I highly recommend adding The Ten Minute Inservice to your bag of tools.
The Ten Minute Inservice
40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness
Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux
Review by ReGina Farquhar, Great Expectations Instructional Coach