Southampton County

Harvard Instructional Rounds

Categories: Southampton County | 2017

Harvard Instructional Rounds increases shared experiences in classrooms and provides a clear understanding of effective teaching and best practices throughout a school or division. Teachers observe each other and compare instruction to their current practices. Instructional rounds yield systemic improvement of teaching and learning through a process involving distributed instructional leadership focused on rigor with challenging cognitive demand. Constructive feedback from administrators and colleagues assist schools to improve in many areas such as the learning environment, teaching strategies, technology resources, classroom management and individualized student learning. Teachers are the number one factor of student achievement. Instructional Rounds will clarify the understanding of what high quality instruction looks like and how students, teachers and administrators can collaborate for the purpose of students being ready for the next grade level as well as being college or career ready. 

Contact

Kelli Gillette
Director of Instruction
kgillett@southampton.k12.va.us
7576532692


Whole Brain Teaching

Categories: Southampton County | 2017

Whole Brain Teaching can transform a classroom into a classroom heaven if used correctly. It is a full package of classroom rules, learning strategies, teaching techniques, and a behavioral system. Whole Brain Teaching engages the whole brain when a concept is being introduced. It incorporates hand motions and other movements to introduce small chunks of material, repeat backs, and cooperative learning by teaching your neighbor. A classroom that uses Whole Brain Teaching methods will be active, have educational chatter, and laughter. Learning is fun and the students are an ACTIVE participant in the process. In reality, the students are so engaged in the learning process there is little disruption in the classroom.

Contact

Allison Francis
Principal
allisonf@southampton.k12.va.us
4346584348