Teachers spent day 11 finalizing their preparations for the culminating event of Teaching Excellence Induction, the Presentation of Learning, which took place on day 12. At the POL, administrators from 35 campuses of YES Prep, KIPP: Houston, and Spring Branch ISD schools gathered to celebrate TE teachers’ hard work and provide feedback. TE teachers were asked to prepare and execute a 5-minute sample lesson to teach a new routine or procedure. On day 11, the hallways and classrooms at YES Prep West buzzed with teachers practicing their presentations and getting feedback from one another. During Teaching Excellence Induction, teachers have participated in 970 minutes of behavior management and routines and procedure sessions and attended over 10 sessions devoted solely to practicing these skills, so teachers were ready to show what they know at POL.
“As I was going down the halls today and saw everyone practicing, it was so inspiring and impressive how committed teachers are to practicing and practicing perfectly so they will be ready for day one and their students.” –JoAnna Duncan, Manager of Instructional Coaching at Teaching Excellence