This question, “What do you think is the essential toolkit for a first time SBG implementer?” was posted in the comments on my last post.
So after rambling a bit myself, I threw it over to Twitter to see what other people had to say.
Question asked in the comments on my blog: "What do you think is the essential toolkit for a first time SBG implementer?" So... #sbar folk?—
(@kellyoshea) December 19, 2011
Here’s what I got.
@kellyoshea 1. commitment to the philosophy 2. nerves of steel 3. a towel—
Kate Nowak (@k8nowak) December 19, 2011
@kellyoshea theory first...stick to your guns. Communicate and communicate and communicate.—
Matt Townsley (@mctownsley) December 19, 2011
@kellyoshea 1. administrator support 2. spouse/family support 3. A great PLN 4. a good sales pitch for student/parent buy-in—
Fran Poodry (@MsPoodry) December 19, 2011
eddi vulic (@zidaya) December 20, 2011
@kellyoshea checklist of philosoph principles to ensure its right for u. samples of standards, syllabi, grade tracking systems.—
Frank Lee (@TheyCalMeMister) December 20, 2011
A lot of good advice! Know your philosophy, commit, and communicate. From a more day-to-day view, you also of course need your list of standards (not too many or you’ll go crazy… I limited myself to 5 per unit this year, and many units have fewer than 5), a way to keep track of everything (like ActiveGrade or some such), and people to bounce your ideas off of and commiserate with as you go. I think you also need to have a good vision of your endgame when you start (assuming you’re going to have to translate this all back into a letter or number grade in the end— how does that happen?).