They gave us a short article to read for homework: Craft Knowledge: The Road to Transforming Schools by Deanna Burney. Burney ties accountability to standards of practice for teachers. She gives the example of doctors holding morbidity conferences when a patient dies. They review standards of practice and discuss what they could have done differently.
WOW…translate that to teachers!
What would happen if we had school-wide conferences when a student fails? There would be no conversation defending our practice, but rather what else is there to do… Is this a great way to start the RTI discussion or what?!!
If these are ALL OUR kids, we must change how we think about accountability.