This session is designed to train teachers in the technique of Strong Start (a new technique in TLAC 2.0!). Strong Start maximizes the time between the moment students walk through the door and when the main lesson begins, ensuring engagement in meaningful academic work and building positive and productive habits.
Through analysis of master teachers’ techniques and deep practice, participants in the session will strengthen skills by:
- Planning and executing the three phases of a Strong Start: Door to Do Now, Do Now, and Review Now
- Creating effective Do Nows by applying four criteria to ensure quality
- Checking for Understanding by collecting data during the Do Now and acting on it during the Review Now
Our goal is for you to save time that you would otherwise spend creating a PD session from scratch and dive deep into the small concrete actions that advance your teachers’ skills from good to great. The Plug and Play provides you with:
✓ A fully customizable PowerPoint presentation with embedded videos of Strong Start
✓ Facilitator notes for what to say and do for each slide
✓ 9 video clips, with detailed analysis of each clip
✓ Carefully designed practice activities
✓ Feedback Cheat Sheets—prioritized success points for coaching teachers on Strong Start
✓ Participant Handouts for interactive note taking
✓ Next steps to ensure what’s learned in the session carries over into classrooms
100 Level: No Prerequisites
This module can be used by any school. It does not require leader experience with or school-wide implementation of Teach Like a Champion techniques.