Join ERG This Summer!

ERG and Salem College are excited to present our Summer 2017 professional development event:   Math Workshops July 25, 26, & 27, 2017 Salem College   Advanced Guided Math with Laney Sammons (K-8) — Tuesday, July 25, 2017 This institute is designed for teachers who are currently teaching in the Guided Math framework. Laney Sammons will work …Continue reading

Sharing Ideas

Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.  (Peter Senge) This is what we do as teachers…help one another, be it our students or our peers, grow as individuals and as professionals.  We do this by sharing what we know …Continue reading

Feedback – The Language of Growth

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”  – Ken Blanchard Years of research show that feedback is one of the most powerful influences on achievement.  Daily we strive to provide quality feedback to our students, but we also must take the time to provide quality feedback to our colleagues.  Feedback is the language of growth.  It is …Continue reading

New Avenues to Better Teaching

This month ERG has focused on Instructional Leadership and Peer Coaching.  In one of our recent newsletters it was noted that ” Leadership in education is about learning – and not just the empowerment of student learning.  As instructional leaders, teachers assume a wide range of roles to support the learning needs of students – …Continue reading

Teachers Observing Teachers

“The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other.  Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.”  – Robert John Meehan More and more teachers and administrators are finding that peer observations are a form of collaborative professional development that truly delivers.  A school culture that encourages and promotes this sharing of …Continue reading